Greater Sydney Commission
Greater Sydney's Social Capital: Its Nature and Value
Sydney is experiencing rapid growth and transformation. Home to over 4.7 million already, by 2036 Greater Sydney will accommodate 1.74 million additional people living in more than 725,000 additional homes. For this to be sustainable, the region needs to plan for communities that create and share social capital.
In 2017, Cred was engaged by the Greater Sydney Commission to undertake a study to map and analyse social capital and social connectors to inform the development of Greater Sydney’s District Plans, and improve planning, urban design and development for social capital.
Social capital is facilitated by social connectors, or the places, spaces and networks that enable meaningful social interaction amongst people such as public spaces, community centres, cafes, schools, workplaces, stations, sports clubs and arts centres, as well as online share networks.