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Kat Martindale is a researcher, writer, photographer, consultant and lecturer. Originally educated as an architect (Plymouth), then urban designer (Oxford Brookes), and urban geographer (St Catherine's College, Oxford) before landing in Sydney to read for a PhD in urban and regional planning policy. Kat has won nine international awards and scholarships for her work and is currently completing two books on sports stadia and community engagement.
She has worked for academic institutions, private consultancies, think tanks, charities and government offices in the UK, US and Australia. This has included working on land use policy, new town masterplans, city and town centre management, residential development policy, citizen engagement and participation, post occupancy evaluation and management, community development, heritage management, fuel poverty, environmental benchmarking, homelessness and housing for the elderly and disabled.
Kat is Academician at the Academy of Urbanism, Full Member of the Planning Institute of Australia, Collaborative Democracy Network, Sustainable Development Research Network and Urban Design Group and a volunteer community planner for Planning Aid (RTPI).