Urban growth and decline

As our population grows, so does the demand for land, resources and services. Your understanding of urban growth and decline can contribute to sustainable management of this issue.

Collage of Pyrmont images: Anzac bridge, a sculpture and an apartment block.

Images of Pyrmont in Sydney


Explore this presentation about processes in urban environments such as urban decay, urban sprawl, urban renewal and urban consolidation.

Your tasks

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Learn about processes in urban areas and check if you can correctly identify features of each.

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Construct a flowchart to show your understanding of decision-making and management in urban areas.

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Become an active citizen and create a podcast proposing individual action on an urban planning issue.

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