Author(s): Ed Lippmann
In less than 250 years Sydney has evolved from fledgling colonial outpost to thriving global city. But behind the perfect postcard images, it is a city that struggles with its own success. This is the point of departure for renowned Sydney architect Ed Lippmann, a first-hand witness to the problems that have emerged from the city’s lack of planning who offers perspectives on how such issues might be avoided in the future. ‘Sydney XXXL’ digs deeply into the city’s history, charting the financial and political interests that shaped its development and identifying the key decisions that need to be made to accommodate future population growth in a more liveable, sustainable city.