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The annual Festival of Urbanism is a series of conversations where researchers, practitioners, community advocates and industry leaders come together to debate the threats and opportunities facing our cities. The 8th Festival of ‘endangered’ Urbanism featured a wide diversity of speakers and free online events across Sydney and Melbourne. Brought to you by the Henry Halloran... Continue Reading →
Join us for a series of fascinating conversations about some of the most interesting books about cities and urban life.
We speak to tenants, tenant advocates and academics about renting during COVID-19. "The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a hopefully once in a lifetime opportunity to fix the structural and systemic problems of housing that have always been here in Australia." Dr Alistair Sisson "It's very easy to think that a housing crisis is an... Continue Reading →
You might have heard about the 'structural adjustment' program, but what about the Green Structural Adjustment of the World Bank’s Resilient City program? We're talking with Sophie Webber and Patrick Bigger about what they call Green Structural Adjustment. Within environmental and development finance practices, cities across the Global South are facing a costly infrastructural crisis... Continue Reading →
The world of night-time waste collectors, night shift nurses, office cleaners, rough sleepers and security guards rarely makes international headlines. CityRoadPod · 53. Night-time and Cities Understanding what happens in cities after dark is crucial to global sustainable development, but will also help create a fairer society that values the night-time economy. Yet the... Continue Reading →
Transport is connected to social justice, freedom and equality in the city. CityRoadPod · 52. Transport as a Platform Transit networks are objects of intense political contestation and are key terrains of struggle in cities around the world. As sites of disruption, they signal the interrelated crises of urban poverty, social reproduction, security, racism, democracy,... Continue Reading →
Image: © Wendy Murray 'Take your city back' COVID-19 is altering city experiences and spaces. As cities respond, the contours of post-pandemic cities are also being altered, for better or worse. This podcast brings together a group of leading Sydney-based urbanists to start a conversation about what cities will look like post-COVID, and how... Continue Reading →
Welcome to City Road's 50th episode! To celebrate we've invited the very first guest of the show, Professor Nicole Gurran, back to talk about how we started City Road, our first episode on Airbnb and Cities and Nicole's current work on Informal Housing. We also talk about some other fun facts about City Road and... Continue Reading →
Who owns London? In recent decades, London has fallen into the hands of the super-rich. It is today the essential “World City” for High-Net-Worth Individuals and Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals. Compared to New York or Tokyo, the two cities that bear the closest comparison, it has the largest number of wealthy people per head of population. Taken... Continue Reading →