Selected Publications

Books and Chapters

Martindale, K. A. (forthcoming) Sport, Space and Urban Design

Martindale, K. A. (forthcoming) Egos and Icons: citizen Participation and Olympic Development on Bondi Beach

Martindale, K. A. (2011) ‘Sport and the City: The Role of Sport and Recreation in Planning and Urban Design’ in A Roibás, E Stamatakis and K. Black, Design for Sport, Aldershot, Gower, pp.129-149. 

Chapter Four of this recently published book, highly recommended! Excerpts available here

Whitehead, C., Martindale, K. A. & Jones, M. (2008) “Housing” in Bates, R. (ed.) Poor Choices: The Limits of Competitive Markets in the Provision of Essential Services to Low-Income Consumers, Energy Watch, London.

This report published by the energy consumer watchdog examined the limits of competitive markets in the provision of essential services to low-income consumers. Separate chapters covered food, housing, water, telecommunications, public transport, financial services, and energy. Available to download:

Mabin, A. & Martindale, K. (2006) ‘Globalisation and Sub-urbanity: Re-Composition of Space in Urban South Africa’ in Blakely, E. (ed.) Dialogues in Urban Planning, Sydney, University of Sydney.

Long-term suburban growth in South Africa has continued, indeed accelerated, over the recent past. It has done so during a period of democratization and, in some respects, desegregation since the end of legal apartheid in the early 1990s and of rapidly deepening insertion into global economies. This paper supports the view that globalisation is an important contributor to the recomposition through suburbanization in South African cities, but notes that such links hardly simplify the policy (and political) considerations.

Book Reviews

Martindale, K. A. (forthcoming) ‘Sam, M. & Hughson, J. (2011) Sport in the City. Cultural Connections, Oxford, Routledge’ Urban Studies Journal

Martindale, K. A. (2012) ‘Page, M. & Mennel, T. (2011) Reconsidering Jane Jacobs, Chicago, APA Planners Press’ Planning Theory & Practice, Vol. 13, No. 4, 642-644, December 2012.

Review of Max Page and Timothy Mennel’s book. Excerpt available here*

*The published version of my review opens with two sentences containing grammatical errors as a result of editing by the production team at Taylor& Francis. They are indifferent to their errors and its reflection both on me and this outstanding book. There may be other mistakes but I have elected not to read the remaining text.  I cannot publish the entire review here for obvious reasons of copyright.

Martindale, K. A. (2011) ‘Forester, J. (2009) Dealing with Differences: Dramas of Mediating Public Disputes, Oxford, University of Oxford’ Planning Theory & Practice, Vol. 12, No. 1, 157–158, March 2011. 

Review of John Forester’s latest book. Excerpt available here


Martindale K. (2013) ‘Sporting Art: Commemoration and Celebration’ Urban Design, 

This article reviews the role of art in relation to sport, both in its commemorative representations of major sporting figures and to engage with the public, particularly children, in the lead up to a major sports event such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games where public art is sometimes used to ‘balance out’ the sport, aiming to attract a wider audience to the event.

Martindale, K. (2004) ‘Commercial Construction. Where the World Meets: The Brains Business’ in MetroMetrics, July.

Investment in the construction of offices makes up, on average, 40% of the nation’s annual spending on non-residential building construction. This short review considers trends in employment and knowledge workers, the legacy of the Olympics, particularly their ranking as a world city.

Martindale. K. (2004) ‘Hotel Construction. Built it and They Do Come: Event Driven Industry’ in MetroMetrics, April.

Sydney is recognised as one of the world’s best tourist venues. But it is not the ordinary tourist that accounts for the greatest increases in hotel construction and employment revenue. This snapshot of hotel development reviews the ambitions and legacies of the Olympic Games on this industry.

Phibbs, P. & Martindale, K. (2004) ‘There’s gold in the property market: the Olympics and housing’ in Progressive Planning, 161, pp18-21.


Martindale, K. A., Monk, S. & Whitehead, C. (2009) Improving the Capacity of the Planning System, RICS, London.
This report highlights how the lack of capacity in the planning system in England and Wales to deliver mixed, sustainable communities is impacting on the ground. Whilst the government has taken steps to increase the resources available for planning, many informed individuals across the industry remain sceptical of whether there will actually be significant improvement. Available to download:

Monk, S., Whitehead, C. & Martindale, K. (2008) HMPA Expert Panel Commissioning Requirement: Increasing Housing Supply, Department for Communities and Local Government, London.
Government policy has attempted to streamline the planning process in order to achieve its increased targets for new housing supply. There is concern that these targets – currently around 240,000 additional dwellings a year – may not be met. This research addresses the issues surrounding the apparent constraints on the supply of land coming forward for the development of housing. Available to download:

Ballesty, S., Leifer, D. Henriksen, J., Martindale, K. et al (2007) Facilities Management as a Business Enabler: Solutions for Managing the Built Environment, Sydney, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation.

The result of a two-year project showcases the Sydney Opera House as a case study in developing FM as a business enabler. The project focused on digital modelling, services procurement and performance benchmarking. These have been combined as an integrated FM solution intended to have applications for the broader FM industry. Available to download:

Bridge, C. & Martindale, K. (2003) ‘Information Needs of Home Modification and Maintenance Services in NSW’, Sydney, University of Sydney

This paper outlines research undertaken by the Home Modification and Maintenance Information Clearinghouse Project team, that examines the information needs of the Home Modification and Maintenance Services funded by the Home and Community Care Program (HACC) in New South Wales. The significance of these issues is accentuated by rising demand on services, population ageing and constraints on government expenditure. Available to download:

Martindale, K. (1998) Post War Urban Reconstruction in the Sarajevo Cantons, London, Royal Geographical Society.

This research reported on reconstruction efforts in Sarajevo and the surrounding regions.  Much of the work to restore mosques and other facilities serving the now predominately Muslim community completed by the summer of 1998 had been funded by private sources in the Middle East.  Little else had been rebuilt as different NGOs and international governments struggled to communicate effectively with one another and the new resident population of Sarajevo.

Martindale, K. (1997) The Privatisation of the Public Realm: Gated Communities in California, London, Royal Town Planning Institute.
in the mid 1990s California demonstrated the highest growth rate for private residential communities and towns in the United States.  Fuelled primarily by the notion that ‘forting up’ will eliminate crime, like-minded community members live by stricter planning and lifestyle rules than those beyond the walls.  This report reviews the growth of such communities in California and reviews the policy implications for the UK.

Conference Papers

Martindale, K. A. (2012) ‘Selling a Local Suburb on a Global Market’ Sport and the City: Impacts and Effects of Mega-Events, Johannesburg, Conference Proceedings

Martindale, K. A. (2012)‘Engaging Bondi: The Social and Political Legacy of Hosting An Olympic Event’ Sport and the City: Impacts and Effects of Mega-Events, Johannesburg, Conference Proceedings

Martindale, K. A. (2006) ‘A Century of ‘Bondi the Beautiful’: The Evolution of a Tourist Icon’ in 5th Christel DeHann Travel and Tourism Research Institute Conference, University of Nottingham, conference proceedings.
Bondi Beach is one of Australia’s best known locations and was employed by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games as a backdrop for an Olympic event; beach volleyball. This paper presents an historical review of the marketing of Bondi Beach, reviews the role of Bondi in the construction of Australian beach culture iconography and recent efforts by the Tourism Australia to reinvigorate the travel industry. Available to download:

Martindale, K. (2005) ‘Sydney’s Legacy of Learning: Policy Implications for New Urban Growth’, ACSP Kansas City, Conference Proceedings.

Whilst it is now widely accepted that hallmark events create new metropolitan development, regenerate derelict urban areas and stimulate economic growth and development, the impact on policy, the planning process and those that create and use them has received less attention. The central theme of this paper is the consideration of hallmark events to achieve change in the planning system and the lessons learned and to be learned from the process in a social and urban planning context.

Martindale, K. (2005) ‘Consultation or Communication: Negotiating Community Involvement in the Bondi Beach Volleyball Stadium’, AHURI Research Symposium Proceedings, Melbourne.
With limited access to the decision making processes that authorised the construction of a temporary stadium for the Olympic Games on Bondi Beach, local residents initatited and sustained a series of protests that provided local councillors to negotiate better outcomes for their community. This paper reviews that process and assesses the longer term legacies.

Martindale, K. (2004) ‘Drawing Lines in the Sand: The Battle for Bondi Beach’ in International Planning History Society Barcelona 2004: Olympic Cities conference proceedings.
In a departure from citizen participation in decision making, cities planning to host the Olympic Games often make great efforts to minimise civic engagement. The public’s perception of their inclusion and power within the process has traditionally been manipulated in an attempt to reduce friction and increase accession. This paper will examine the impact of this exclusion on the residents of Bondi Beach, host to the temporary Beach Volleyball Stadium.

Martindale, K. (2003) ‘To What Extent is Community Participation Excluded from the Preparations for, and Hosting of, Hallmark Events? Case Study: Bondi Beach and the Olympic Beach Volleyball Stadium’, AHURI Research Symposium Proceedings, Melbourne.
It is commonly presented within the literature that governing bodies consider that community participation in hallmark events is an untenable situation. That community groups and organisations will only bring bad publicity, and disrupt and delay preparations leading to their limited inclusion event preparations. This paper presents early findings on the extent to which citizens were included in the preparations for events held at Bondi Beach for the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games.



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