100 Years of Innovation, Podcast Series

100 Years of Architecture, Design and Planning in Sydney, Podcast Series

Introducing – 100 Years of Innovation

In celebration of 100 years, we present a series of interviews with internationally renowned academics. We discuss the defining roles of architecture, design and planning in society over the last 100 years.

Episode 1 – Secret Life of a Degree

The Sydney Bachelor of Architecture degree has a long and lively history. It was open to men and women from its first offering in 1918, but the inclusion of women was controversial. In July 1972 a student strike shut down the school for two weeks, with students demanding the degree be remade.

Episode 2 – Becoming a Utopian

The utopian visions of architects, planners, philosophers and sociologists are important speculative projects. We take a deep dive into the idea of utopia with Professor Danilo Palazzo, who calls on us to become utopians.

Episode 3 – Working with the Street

Evelina Ozola is reimagining tactical urbanism in Latvia by co-building life size (1:1 scale) models of her urban designs in the street to communicate and test the design ideas with local communities.

Episode 4 – Design Thinking

Everyone is talking about design thinking! But what, exactly, is design thinking? Organisations are increasingly looking to theories of design to improve their businesses and the services and products they offer. But can these ideas also be applied to city making?

Episode 5 – More-Than-Human City

We’re talking about extinction, climate change, urban development and urban planning futures. Dr Donna Houston says urban planners need to be more attuned to the ecological realities and rhythms of our cities.


Produced by City Road Podcast and 2SER radio, and funded by the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney as a part of the school’s Centenary Celebrations.

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