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Podcasting Cities: A Users Guide - Launch Event

  • The Toff 252 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 (map)

Event partners VIC Branch Planning Institute of Australia – Young Planners

Most of us have heard of podcasting and just over half of Australians claim to be listening to one, how do you make a podcast on cities and why? From initiating a podcast to thinking about the ethics of expression and voice. Experts advise how to disseminate high quality podcast content.  

Speakers: YPIA Victoria’s Hugh Utting, City Road Podcast host Dr Dallas Rogers, The University of Sydney, This Must be the Place podcast host Dr Elizabeth Taylor, RMIT, RRR community radio broadcaster Kulja Coulston, Dead & Buried podcasters archivist Carly Godden and genealogist Lee Hooper.


Event commences at 6:30pm. Guest DJ from 8:30-10pm

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Hugh Utting

Hugh Utting is an Urban Planner at GHD and the President of the Victorian Young Planners.  Hugh has a strong passion for cities, with a particular interest on how the provision of infrastructure can facilitate liveable and inclusive neighbourhoods.  He has worked on a variety of transport infrastructure projects including the Level Crossing Removal Project, North East Link and Auckland’s City Rail Link.


Dr Dallas Rogers


Dallas’ research and teaching focuses on the relationships between poverty, wealth, urban planning and governance in global cities. He leads the multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary Global Real Estate Project (GREP), which undertakes relational examinations of housing poverty and wealth in global cities. GREP studies focus on the intersections of housing, migration, education, intercultural relations, digital technologies and geopolitical issues. Dallas has undertaken a critical analysis of Australian urbanism through fine-grained empirical research with low-income urban citizenries as well as super-rich transnational property investors, developers and their agents. Winner of prestigious Australian Federal Minister’s Award for housing research. His recent books include a monograph on ‘The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Reconfiguring Property Capital and Rights’ and an edited book on ‘Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies’.


Dr Elizabeth Taylor


Dr Elizabeth Taylor is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. Elizabeth undertakes policy-focused research across urban planning, transport, housing, property rights and locational conflict. A recent research focus has been car parking policy. She is co-host of the podcast This Must be the Place; and member of the Urban Broadcast Collective.


Kulja Coulston

Kulja Coulston, presenter The Grapevine 3RRR, editor Sanctuary magazine. Community radio is the cultural heartbeat of Melbourne and where many of the city's most exciting broadcasters cut their teeth. Kulja Coulston has co-presented local current affairs program The Grapevine on Triple R FM for nine years, and produced a podcast of the show for the past six. With a focus on urban history, city planning and environmental policy, Kulja interviews the people who shape our urban landscapes, and those that want to. After spending over a decade with the ABC, Kulja now edits green homes magazine Sanctuary and advocates for consumers on building/construction issues. 


Dead & Buried

is an award-winning, independent podcast about Melbourne history - for people who don't yet realise they like Melbourne history! After a successful first season, Lee and Carly are currently producing season two, this time bringing you stories of crime, love, loss and civil disobedience from across Victoria.

Carly Godden

Carly Godden is the co-creator, co-host, researcher and writer for Dead & Buried podcast. She currently works in community engagement at Public Record Office Victoria, the Victorian State archives.  

Lee Hooper

Lee Hooper is the co-creator, co-host, researcher and writer for Dead & Buried podcast. She is currently a genealogist at the State Trustees and co-director of Born & Bred Historical Research. Lee has worked in historical research for over 7 years and combines this experience with her passion for writing and unlocking the mysteries found in public records.