Hidden Cities is a podcast about the invisible infrastructure that shapes our urban spaces and experiences.

Series 1 of Hidden Cities focuses on housing affordability. In each episode, an expert explains how a policy or economic approach impacts housing affordability, to make these often complex policies understandable. 

Production: Miriam McGarry
Executive Production: OFFICE 
Audio Editor: Sam Morgan 
Logo: Katie Roberts 
Website: Grace Herbert 

︎ Instagram
︎ Twitter
︎ Spotify 
︎ iTunes



I am not somebody who thinks that the we can solve housing market issues with just policy levers. I think that policy levers get us somewhere. And there are there are a lot of them that affect housing -  financial taxation, planning, there are levers at the federal level at the state level. And that's a complex kind of beast. But I think to actually get any change in that space, we need to change the narrative about who we are, what we believe in, and what we think housing is for.
Dallas Rogers
Dallas Rogers is an urban geographer and senior lecturer at the School of Planning, University of Sydney. 

This episode draws together themes from across the series, to explore how global trends in housing are being felt in Australia. Dallas describes the policy settings, national narratives and ongoing settler-colonial relationships that enable the Australian Dream of home ownership. 

City Road Podcast 
Geopolitics of Real Estate 

︎︎︎Download MP3