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We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which the University of Sydney is built and City Road is recorded; the Gadigal people. We pay respect to the ancestors, the vibrant contemporary Aboriginal community across Australia and their continuing connection to Country.
The City Road team brings you informed stories about cities and urban life. The show was incubated out of the Urban Housing Lab within the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney.
Dallas Rogers is the creator and a host of City Road. He has a PhD in urbanism and has been kicking around radio studios for a while now. He set up his high school’s first radio station and went on to study radio documentary and news radio at the Australian, Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). He holds a Graduate Diploma in Digital Content Production – Radio from AFTRS and is on the Board of Radio Skidrow. Contact Dallas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie Webber is a City Road host. Before joining the University of Sydney, she gained her PhD from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and was a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Sophie is interested in the conjuncture of climate change, development, and marketisation.
Samuel Dover produced the 2020 City Road series for the Community Radio Network. Over two weeks, the Community Radio Network featured City Road: stories of cities and urban life from the researchers within the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at The University of Sydney.
Kate Murray is a communications professional and knowledge broker focused on research translation. She has a Bachelor of Communication from Griffith University and a long multimedia career of content creation, ghostwriting and journalism. She is a natural organiser and community leader with a passion for collaboration challenges such as those found in interdisciplinary, international, or inter-organisational projects.
Kate joined Connected Cities Lab as Coordinator in 2018, building on a career within the University of Melbourne that includes a role as Communication Officer with the Networked Society Institute. Kate works closely with the Lab Director to develop and coordinate research projects, activities and engagement that align with the Lab strategic objectives. She is also responsible for overseeing the daily administrative functions of the Lab and providing support and advice to a range of research projects and the wider Lab research community.
Jennifer Ferng is an occasional a host of City Road and architectural historian at the University of Sydney. She received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her professional degrees in design from Princeton University and Rice University. She specializes in European architecture and the earth sciences during the long eighteenth century as well as contemporary architecture and politics in Oceania and southeast Asia. These distinct research trajectories are centred around two projects: one on the cultural history of mining, design, and extraction during the global eighteenth century and the second on Australasian detention centres, shelter and humanitarian ethics.
Isabelle Napier is an is an occasional a host of City Road and the Project Manager at the Sydney Policy Lab. Isabelle studied ethics, politics and economics at Yale University and the Sorbonne and later held a fellowship at Yale’s Sustainable Food Program. At Yale she researched politics and markets and worked with actors across agri-food systems to research and push levers for broad-based social and political change.
Joel Sherwood-Spring, is a Wiradjuri man raised between Redfern and Alice Springs. He is an occasional a host of City Road and a Sydney based Masters of Architecture student and interdisciplinary artist currently focussing on the contested narratives of Sydney’s and Australia’s urban culture and indigenous history in the face of ongoing colonisation. Joel began working with Future Method in 2017.
Genevieve Murray, is an occasional a host of City Road. Before establishing Future Method Studio in 2013, worked with Ric Leplastrier, Glenn Murcutt, Mcdonald Wright Architects (London), Hungerford+Edmunds, Rod Simpson and Andrea Wilson. Genevieve has written for Assemble Papers, Architecture AU, and teaches and lectures between UTS and Sydney University on a sessional basis. The studio’s work has been nominated for the Conde Naste Design Innovation Award 2010 and shortlisted for the Design boom competition Design For Death 2013.
Sophia Maalsen is an occasional a host of City Road and lecturer in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Sophia was a postdoctoral researcher on the EU funded Programmable City Project. Sophia has also worked in the Enabling Built Environments Program at the University of New South Wales. Her particular expertise is in understanding the intersection of the material, digital and the human and how this effects lived experience.
Why the name City Road? The show was incubated out of the Urban Housing Lab and is recorded in The Spatial Audio & Acoustics Laboratories in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning in the Wilkinson Building at 148 City Road, Darlington. City Road is produced by the Urban Housing Lab and 2ser 107.3FM radio in Sydney. Dallas looks after the audio recording in the studio and the website.
2020 – City Road received funding for 12 episodes from the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Miles Herbert from 2ser 107.3FM is the 2020 Executive Producer with audio editing by Miles Herbert and Dallas Rogers.
2019 – City Road received two pools of funding for 12 episodes in 2019. The first was from the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. The second was from the Sydney Policy Lab for the Democratic Experiment Series. Miles Herbert from 2ser 107.3FM is the 2019 Executive Producer with audio editing by Miles Herbert and Dallas Rogers.
2018 – City Road received two pools of funding from the School of Architecture, Design and Planning for 12 episodes in 2018: 1) funding for the executive producer to produce 12 episodes; and 2) funding for the executive producer to produce the five-part Centenary Podcast series. Miles Herbert from 2ser 107.3FM was the 2018 Executive Producer with audio editing by Miles Herbert and Dallas Rogers.
2017 – City Road received funding from the Urban Housing Lab for the first 10 episodes in 2017. Nicola Joseph was the 2017 Executive Producer with audio editing by Nicola Joseph and Dallas Rogers.
On the Radio
City Road plays on 2ser 107.3FM community radio in Sydney and around Australia on the Community Radio Network (CRN).