Dr Dallas Rogers

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

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 contributed 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 practises and technological developments.

My research on the ‘cultures of urban governance’ is primarily concerned with the changing practises 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’.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Urban transitions-Redevelopment, gentrification and changing people-place relations Pratichi CHATTERJEE
How do Chinese Property Developers In Sydney Respond to a Slowing Australian Real Estate Market: Exploring Customer and Product Switching Xiao MA
A comparison of social housing accross three areas of practice Greta WERNER

Selected grants

2019

  • Housing and What Works? From Placebo Policies to International Knowledge Exchange; Gurran N, Gibb K, Rogers D, Gilbert C, Zhang Y, Liu S, Foye C, Serin B, Soaia A, James G; Office of Global Engagement/Partnership Collaboration Awards.
  • Transforming the capstone in urbanism, improving student and academic experience; Keane A, Rogers D, Jones P, Logan C, Alizadeh T; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2017

  • Reflecting on regeneration: a critical review of the redevelopment of the Minto social housing estate; Ruming K, Pinnegar S, Rogers D; UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation/Research Support.
  • Valuing Adaptive Re-use of Heritage Buildings; McNeill D, Rogers D, Dowling R, Houston D; UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Rogers, D. (2017). The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Reconfiguring Property, Capital and Rights. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.

Edited Books

  • Rogers, D., Koh, S. (2018). The Globalisation of Local Real Estate: The Politics and Practice of Foreign Real Estate Investment. London: Routledge London.
  • Dufty-Jones, R., Rogers, D. (2015). Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies. Farnham: Ashgate.

Book Chapters

  • Rogers, D. (2017). Becoming a Super-Rich Foreign Real Estate Investor: Globalising Real Estate Data, Publications and Events. In Ray Forrest, Sin Yee Koh, Bart Wissink (Eds.), Cities and the Super-Rich: Real Estate, Elite Practices, and Urban Political Economies, (pp. 85-104). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Darcy, M., Rogers, D. (2017). The real 'housos': Reclaiming identity and place. In Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos, Kirsten Day (Eds.), From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing: Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists, (pp. 167-179). London: UCL Press.
  • Rogers, D. (2016). Uploading real estate: Home as a digital, global commmodity. In Nicole Cook, Aidan Davison and Louise Crabtree (Eds.), Housing and Home Unbound: Intersections in economics, environment and politics in Australia, (pp. 23-38). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Rogers, D., Dufty-Jones, R. (2015). 21st-century Australian housing: New frontiers in the Asia-Pacific. In Rae Dufty-Jones and Dallas Rogers (Eds.), Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, (pp. 221-236). Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Dufty-Jones, R., Rogers, D. (2015). Housing in Australia: A new century. In Rae Dufty-Jones and Dallas Rogers (Eds.), Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, (pp. 1-18). Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Rogers, D. (2013). Urban and social planning through public-private partnership: The case of the Bonnyrigg Living Communities Project, Sydney Australia. In Jim Colman and Chris Gossop (Eds.), ISOCARP Review 09. Frontiers of Planning: Visionary futures for human settlements, (pp. 142-155). The Hague: International Society of City and Regional Planners.

Journals

  • Rogers, D., Herbert, M. (2019). Podcasting and Urban Planning. Planning Theory and Practice, 20(2), 298-304. [More Information]
  • Sisson, A., Rogers, D., Gibson, C. (2019). Property Speculation, Global Capital, Urban Planning and Financialisation: Sydney Boom, Sydney Bust redux. Australian Geographer, 50(1). [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2018). Assemblage theory and the ontological limitations of speculative realism. Dialogues in Human Geography, 8(2), 244-247. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D., Wiesel, I. (2018). Australian urban geographies of housing in the context of the rise of China in the "Asian Century". Geographical Research, 56(4), 393-400. [More Information]
  • Legacy, C., Rogers, D., Cook, N., Ruming, K. (2018). Beyond the post-political: is public participation in Australian cities at a turning point? Geographical Research, 56(4), 353-357. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D., Nelson, J., Wong, A. (2018). Geographies of hyper-commodified housing: foreign capital, market activity, and housing stress. Geographical Research, 56(4), 434-446. [More Information]
  • Legacy, C., Cook, N., Rogers, D., Ruming, K. (2018). Planning the Post-political City: Exploring Public Participation in the Contemporary Australian City. Geographical Research, 56(2), 176-180. [More Information]
  • McAuliffe, C., Rogers, D. (2018). Tracing resident antagonisms in urban development: agonistic pluralism and participatory planning. Geographical Research, 56(2), 219-229. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D., Wong, A., Nelson, J. (2017). Public perceptions of foreign and Chinese real estate investment: intercultural relations in Global Sydney. Australian Geographer, 48(4), 437-455. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D., Koh, S. (2017). The globalisation of real estate: the politics and practice of foreign real estate investment. International Journal of Housing Policy, 17(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2016). Monitory Democracy as Citizen-driven Participatory Planning: The Urban Politics of Redwatch in Sydney. Urban Policy and Research, 34(3), 225-239. [More Information]
  • Schatz, L., Rogers, D. (2016). Participatory, technocratic and neoliberal planning: an untenable planning governance menage a trois. Australian Planner, 53(1), 37-45. [More Information]
  • Darcy, M., Rogers, D. (2016). Place, political culture and post-Green Ban resistance: Public housing in Millers Point, Sydney. Cities, 57, 47-54. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D., Lee, C., Yan, D. (2015). The Politics of Foreign Investment in Australian Housing: Chinese Investors, Translocal Sales Agents and Local Resistance. Housing Studies, 30(5), 730-748. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D., Darcy, M. (2014). Global city aspirations, graduated citizenship and public housing: analysing the consumer citizenships of neoliberalism. Urban, Planning and Transport Research, 2(1), 72-88. [More Information]
  • Darcy, M., Rogers, D. (2014). Inhabitance, place-making and the right to the city: public housing redevelopment in Sydney. International Journal of Housing Policy, 14(3), 236-256. [More Information]
  • Arthurson, K., Darcy, M., Rogers, D. (2014). Televised territorial stigma: How social housing tenants experience the fictional media representation of estates in Australia. Environment and Planning A, 46(6), 1334-1350. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2014). The Sydney metropolitan strategy as a zoning technology: Analyzing the spatial and temporal dimensions of obsolescence. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32(1), 108-127. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2013). REDWatch: Monitory democracy as a radical approach to citizen participation in planning. Planning Theory and Practice, 14(4), 542-546. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2013). The Poetics of Cartography and Habitation: Home as a Repository of Memories. Housing, Theory and Society, 30(3), 262-280. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2012). Research, practice, and the space between: Care of the self within neoliberalized institutions. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 12(3), 242-254. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2012). The politics of space and time within market-centric urban policy: The case of the Bonnyrigg Living Communities Project. Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, 2(3), 16-35.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Rogers, D. (2016). Australia�s housing affordability problem explained in five historical steps. The Conversation.

2019

  • Rogers, D., Herbert, M. (2019). Podcasting and Urban Planning. Planning Theory and Practice, 20(2), 298-304. [More Information]
  • Sisson, A., Rogers, D., Gibson, C. (2019). Property Speculation, Global Capital, Urban Planning and Financialisation: Sydney Boom, Sydney Bust redux. Australian Geographer, 50(1). [More Information]

2018

  • Rogers, D. (2018). Assemblage theory and the ontological limitations of speculative realism. Dialogues in Human Geography, 8(2), 244-247. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D., Wiesel, I. (2018). Australian urban geographies of housing in the context of the rise of China in the "Asian Century". Geographical Research, 56(4), 393-400. [More Information]
  • Legacy, C., Rogers, D., Cook, N., Ruming, K. (2018). Beyond the post-political: is public participation in Australian cities at a turning point? Geographical Research, 56(4), 353-357. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D., Nelson, J., Wong, A. (2018). Geographies of hyper-commodified housing: foreign capital, market activity, and housing stress. Geographical Research, 56(4), 434-446. [More Information]
  • Legacy, C., Cook, N., Rogers, D., Ruming, K. (2018). Planning the Post-political City: Exploring Public Participation in the Contemporary Australian City. Geographical Research, 56(2), 176-180. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D., Koh, S. (2018). The Globalisation of Local Real Estate: The Politics and Practice of Foreign Real Estate Investment. London: Routledge London.
  • McAuliffe, C., Rogers, D. (2018). Tracing resident antagonisms in urban development: agonistic pluralism and participatory planning. Geographical Research, 56(2), 219-229. [More Information]

2017

  • Rogers, D. (2017). Becoming a Super-Rich Foreign Real Estate Investor: Globalising Real Estate Data, Publications and Events. In Ray Forrest, Sin Yee Koh, Bart Wissink (Eds.), Cities and the Super-Rich: Real Estate, Elite Practices, and Urban Political Economies, (pp. 85-104). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D., Wong, A., Nelson, J. (2017). Public perceptions of foreign and Chinese real estate investment: intercultural relations in Global Sydney. Australian Geographer, 48(4), 437-455. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2017). The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Reconfiguring Property, Capital and Rights. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.
  • Rogers, D., Koh, S. (2017). The globalisation of real estate: the politics and practice of foreign real estate investment. International Journal of Housing Policy, 17(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Darcy, M., Rogers, D. (2017). The real 'housos': Reclaiming identity and place. In Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos, Kirsten Day (Eds.), From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing: Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists, (pp. 167-179). London: UCL Press.

2016

  • Rogers, D. (2016). Australia�s housing affordability problem explained in five historical steps. The Conversation.
  • Rogers, D. (2016). Monitory Democracy as Citizen-driven Participatory Planning: The Urban Politics of Redwatch in Sydney. Urban Policy and Research, 34(3), 225-239. [More Information]
  • Schatz, L., Rogers, D. (2016). Participatory, technocratic and neoliberal planning: an untenable planning governance menage a trois. Australian Planner, 53(1), 37-45. [More Information]
  • Darcy, M., Rogers, D. (2016). Place, political culture and post-Green Ban resistance: Public housing in Millers Point, Sydney. Cities, 57, 47-54. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2016). Uploading real estate: Home as a digital, global commmodity. In Nicole Cook, Aidan Davison and Louise Crabtree (Eds.), Housing and Home Unbound: Intersections in economics, environment and politics in Australia, (pp. 23-38). Abingdon: Routledge.

2015

  • Rogers, D., Dufty-Jones, R. (2015). 21st-century Australian housing: New frontiers in the Asia-Pacific. In Rae Dufty-Jones and Dallas Rogers (Eds.), Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, (pp. 221-236). Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Dufty-Jones, R., Rogers, D. (2015). Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Dufty-Jones, R., Rogers, D. (2015). Housing in Australia: A new century. In Rae Dufty-Jones and Dallas Rogers (Eds.), Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, (pp. 1-18). Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Rogers, D., Lee, C., Yan, D. (2015). The Politics of Foreign Investment in Australian Housing: Chinese Investors, Translocal Sales Agents and Local Resistance. Housing Studies, 30(5), 730-748. [More Information]

2014

  • Rogers, D., Darcy, M. (2014). Global city aspirations, graduated citizenship and public housing: analysing the consumer citizenships of neoliberalism. Urban, Planning and Transport Research, 2(1), 72-88. [More Information]
  • Darcy, M., Rogers, D. (2014). Inhabitance, place-making and the right to the city: public housing redevelopment in Sydney. International Journal of Housing Policy, 14(3), 236-256. [More Information]
  • Arthurson, K., Darcy, M., Rogers, D. (2014). Televised territorial stigma: How social housing tenants experience the fictional media representation of estates in Australia. Environment and Planning A, 46(6), 1334-1350. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2014). The Sydney metropolitan strategy as a zoning technology: Analyzing the spatial and temporal dimensions of obsolescence. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32(1), 108-127. [More Information]

2013

  • Rogers, D. (2013). REDWatch: Monitory democracy as a radical approach to citizen participation in planning. Planning Theory and Practice, 14(4), 542-546. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2013). The Poetics of Cartography and Habitation: Home as a Repository of Memories. Housing, Theory and Society, 30(3), 262-280. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2013). Urban and social planning through public-private partnership: The case of the Bonnyrigg Living Communities Project, Sydney Australia. In Jim Colman and Chris Gossop (Eds.), ISOCARP Review 09. Frontiers of Planning: Visionary futures for human settlements, (pp. 142-155). The Hague: International Society of City and Regional Planners.

2012

  • Rogers, D. (2012). Research, practice, and the space between: Care of the self within neoliberalized institutions. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 12(3), 242-254. [More Information]
  • Rogers, D. (2012). The politics of space and time within market-centric urban policy: The case of the Bonnyrigg Living Communities Project. Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, 2(3), 16-35.

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