First Keynote Speaker for ARCC 2019 – Kat Martindale

Kat Martindale is a researcher, writer, consultant and lecturer in architecture and urbanism. Originally educated as an architect (Plymouth), then urban designer (Oxford Brookes), and urban geographer (Oxford) before landing in Sydney to read for a PhD in planning policy, Kat has won nine international awards and scholarships for her work.

Kat has worked for academic institutions, private consultancies, think tanks 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 Director of Architecture + Urbanism Research Office, a columnist for the Cities section of the Guardian, an Academician at the Academy of Urbanism and is a member of the Planning Institute of Australia’s International Division Committee.