Green it Up: Revitalising Australia’s CBDs in a pandemic
Claire Farrell was interviewed as part of a study commissioned by the Property Council of Australia looking at how to re-engergise central business districts (CBDs) across the country. Since COVID, the number of workers and visitors in CBDs has fallen with resulting economic, cultural and social impacts. From interviews with ‘big thinkers’, surveys of 600 CBD users and focus groups EY and the Property Council identified six key solutions – including the need to “Green it Up”. Eighty-six per cent of those surveyed said that more green and open space would attract them into the CBD.