The shape of our cities reflects a period of industry and occupational change where white collar jobs quickly outpaced growth of traditional blue collar, black collar (mining and resources) and agriculture occupations.

In the post-industrial world, the office worker became supreme and the preferred place of work for many was an office tower in a centralised location. Workers shuffled to work in their droves at the same time each day, and shuffled home at the same time each night. We built extensive…