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The Festival of Urbanism iv and City Road Podcast Launch

  • Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH), Lecture Theatre 4002 (Messel) (map)

How do we navigate the post-truth landscape? Join Dr Elizabeth Farrelly (UNSW) and Professor Peter Phibbs, the University of Sydney as they fact check current urban planning debates and launch The Festival of Urbanism iv. Official launch address from Richard Miles University of Sydney, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education - Enterprise and Engagement).


We invite you to nominate documents for fact checking submissions close Monday 17 July.


Free event.
Refreshments available from 6pm.  Register here.


Questions will be moderated at the event. If you have a question please submit to


Dr Elizabeth Farrelly  


Elizabeth Farrelly is a Sydney-based columnist and author who trained in architecture and philosophy, practiced in Auckland, London and Bristol, holds a PhD in urbanism from the University of Sydney and is currently Associate Professor (Practice) at the University of NSW Graduate School of Urbanism. A weekly opinion columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, she has been a Sydney City Councilor, Assistant Editor of the Architectural Review (London) and chair of the Australia Award for Urban Design. As a longtime advocate of conscious urbanism, she has delivered keynotes in London, Kassel, Johannesburg, Canberra, Perth and Sydney on links between feminism, urbanism and eco-consciousness.


Professor Peter Phibbs


Peter Phibbs is a geographer, planner and social economist who been undertaking housing research for more than 25 years. He is Head of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Sydney and Director of the Henry Halloran Trust. His recent research has been on the development of the affordable housing sector in Australia, the role of planning in affordable housing delivery, tenancy issues in remote Indigenous communities as well as the use of shared ownership models to improve affordability outcomes. He is a regular media commentator on the housing market and critical of the lack of policy action in this space.