Hello, I’m Dallas Rogers. I’m a human geographer and my work focuses on the cultures of housing and urban governance. I’m an editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy and a convener of the Institute of Australian Geographers Urban Studies Group. I served as the Program Director of the Master of Urbanism and I’m currently the Associate Dean of Student Life in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. I’ve contributing over 50 opinion pieces and podcasts on cities to outlets such as The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, and The Conversation. I’m the founder of City Road Podcast.

My research on the ‘cultures of housing’ spans culturally diverse low-income public housing communities at the local level all the way up to foreign real estate investment at the global scale. My historical work in this area shows how different cultures of housing, such as real estate mentalities, develop over time through changing cultural practices and technological developments.

My research on the ‘cultures of urban governance’ is primarily concerned with the changing practices of urban planning and city management. My focus here is on the tensions between various modalities of urban planning, such as technocratic planning, participatory planning, neoliberal planning etc. My historical work in this area shows how cultures of urban planning and governance connect with urban disadvantage and marginalisation across multiple scales.

My recent books include: an historical monograph on ‘The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Reconfiguring Property Capital and Rights’; edited book on ‘The Globalisation of Real Estate: The Politics and Practice of Foreign Real Estate Investment’; and an edited book on ‘Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies’.

You can contact me on Twitter or Email.


Hint – it involves a 20,000km cycle trip along the Old Silk Road.

In this excerpt, taken from an interview conducted in 2015 by Western Sydney University, I talk about how and why I became an academic.


2017 I won the Dorothy Rhodes Taylor Award for the ‘Best Paper’ in the Australian Geographer journal

2015  I won the prestigious Federal Minister’s Award for Early Career Housing Researcher for my study on the politics of Chinese investment in Australian housing

2013  I won the Annual Award for Teaching and Learning that has Contributed to the Public Good for my teaching collaboration with staff from the NSW state housing authority in his Masters of Urban Planning Unit

2012  I received one of two nationally competitive Post-Doctoral Awards from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) for my study on the politics of housing

2007  I received a nationally competitive Post-Graduate Award from AHURI for my study on state government and private sector intervention in housing in NSW


Doctor of Philosophy – Western Sydney University, Australia

Diploma in Digital Content Production: Radio – Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Australia

Bachelor of Community Welfare (Honours), major in International Development –   Western Sydney University, Australia

Certificate IV Training and Assessment – Australian College of Training & Employment, Australia


Please email me if you would like to discuss Honours, Masters, PhD or Postdoctoral research supervision on the topics listed above.

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