The growth and rise of urban cities in the modern dispensation cannot be overemphasized. A number of cities around the globe have continued to experience growth in every dimension of the society. Economic growth and social development are some of the indicators of growth in different societies. A statistician and romantic economies intimate that urban growth is set to inline in the coming years. As the population of different cities continues to upsurge, it is predicted that the growth and development will be inevitable on a large scale. Planning is an important component of enhancing effective growth and development. Cities like Melbourne in Australia are projected to experience immense urban growth in the coming decades.
The IMF and World Bank have projected that in the coming few years a number of cities are bound to experience growth in different dimensions. Cities and urban localities are being advised to take advantage of the opportunities in order to experience the growth (Peterson 2009, p. 15). However, pundits warn that it is important to plan effectively for the changes that are bound to happen. As the populations increase, there is an urgent need to re-establish a number of public goods in order to meet the needs and expectations of the people (Bob et al. 2005, p. 12). The future of urban setups depends on a well-established infrastructure and housing facilities. The social amenities have to be developed to counter the effects of population growth (Lucas 2009, p. 1). It is projected that the two out of three people will be residents of different cities by the year 2040. Consequently, the population is set to of urban dweller will have a positive index of 5.7 billion (Frumkin et al. 2007, p. 34). It is imperative for city planners take into consideration the extent to which certain public goods to be exploited in the wake of changes in cities due to such tendencies (Bhattacharya 2010, p. 212).
Pundits are intimate that urbanization is a crucial element of growth on a planetary scale. Melbourne is one of the cities that are bound to experience growth by the year 2030. The prosperity of cities such as Melbourne is dependent on the extent of harnessing growth in due to urbanization. Melbourne will only experience urbanization based on proper planning and legislative enhancement. Ideally, the future of Melbourne’s urbanization is dependent on the redirecting resources to key sectors (Kresl 2007, p. 23). Moreover, idea by Melbourne authorities to focus on the designated sectors such transport, telecommunication and a host of public goods critical for the populace (Hamm & Zentrum 2011, p. 33).
The population of Melbourne is set to increase to more than 5 million in the coming few years. The policy development in enhancing urbanization is a key area of analysis to the extent that it provides a blueprint towards achieving growth (Haughey 2005, p. 45). The Victorian planning strategy is crucial is a key factor because it establishes a framework over which future development and growth will be enhanced in the city of Melbourne.
The prosperity and the well-being of cities in the next decades are dependent on urbanization. The World Bank report on urban development suggests that the future of cities is on a positive scale. Melbourne is projected to experience immense urbanization due to its strategic positioning in terms of development. Planning and redirecting resources to key sectors will be key in ensuring urbanization in the future.
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