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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).
London's Airports - The Ultimate Transit Orientated Development?
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.
Is Australia's Housing Bubble About to Burst?
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.
U.K. Coalition Government Split Over Garden Cities Report Publication
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.
Only Federal Funding Will Deliver Sydney's Second Airport
New South Wales' new planning minister has called on Australia's federal government to decide and fund much needed infrastructure.
$1.6 Billion Shopping Center Planned for Riot-Scarred Section of London
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.