The City of Melbourne’s Director of City Design says that Australian cities must lift density levels in their centres in order to better utilize established infrastructure and accommodate surging population growth.

Speaking at the PrefabAUS Conference in Melbourne, Rob Adams said the projected surge in the population of Australia’s major cities will necessitate major changes to the country’s methods and models of urban development. “Australia is a country where the capital cities will double in 40 years,” he said. “What that means is…