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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).

Recent Posts

April 2, 2014, 1pm PDT
London's mayor, Boris Johnson, has long favoured the creation of a new airport in the Thames Estuary over expanding Heathrow. New claims of boosting house building in west London have generated further criticism.
BBC News online
February 18, 2014, 8am PST
With residential property prices ten times the average salary in Melbourne and Sydney, U.S. forecaster Harry Dent expects the Australian market to mirror the collapse witnessed in the California.
The Age (Australia)
January 14, 2014, 10am PST
The leader of the Liberal Democrats, half of the UK's coalition government, accuses the Conservatives of withholding a report that identifies sites for two new towns in 'safe' Conservative regions.
BBC News
December 11, 2013, 8am PST
New South Wales' new planning minister has called on Australia's federal government to decide and fund much needed infrastructure.
Sydney Morning Herald
November 29, 2013, 11am PST
Following successful developments in Stratford and Shepherd’s Bush, Westfield, joined by new partner Hammerson, will build another shopping centre in south London's riot affected town of Croydon.
The Independent (UK)
November 19, 2013, 10am PST
The Centre for Global Development, authors of the Commitment to Development Index, has ranked Australia well in terms of its policies towards developing countries but it falls down the index on its environmental policies.
The Guardian - Australia
October 22, 2013, 6am PDT
The UK Government has announced a controversial deal with a French energy company to build a new nuclear power plant in South West England to provide power to 5 million homes, reports Patrick Wintour.
The Guardian
October 9, 2013, 8am PDT
Debates rages on in response to the City Centre Access Strategy as it's revealed that the CBD could loose around 20% of its parking places and loading zones on two key streets to make way for the expanded cycle path scheme.
Sydney Morning Herald
September 18, 2013, 8am PDT
By the end of 2013, the British real estate website Rightmove expects house prices to have risen six percent as Chancellor George Osbourne defends a government scheme many blame for fueling the rise.
The Guardian
September 15, 2013, 1pm PDT
Sydney's public transport system has long been criticised for its scant network, aging infrastructure and long journey times. Nicole Hasham reviews whether a new route through the city's northern beach-side suburbs will address these issues.
Sydney Morning Herald