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Wendy Sarkissian PhD LFPIA

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New address as of 14 May 2017:
# 14, 1086 Bute Street, Vancouver BC Canada V6E 1Z5
Phone: + 1 604 618 8334



To download my resume, click here:

Wendy Sarkissian resume December 2016



To download a brief bio, click here:

Dr Wendy Sarkissian bio 2012


Dr Wendy Sarkissian LFPIA is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most experienced social planners, facilitators and trainers. She is expert in housing, community engagement, social planning and professional ethics. She is also an author and educator and seeks spirited ways to nurture an engaged citizenry.

She has co-authored three new books: Kitchen Table Sustainability (2009). SpeakOut (2009) and Creative Community Planning (2010).

She is also co-author of the award-winning classic text on housing design: Housing as if People Mattered (with Clare Cooper Marcus, 1986).

Originally educated in Arts and education, she holds a doctorate in environmental ethics (Murdoch) and a Masters of Town Planning (Adelaide).

She is a Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Wendy designs and manages complex community engagement processes in high-profile developments, as well as small rural communities.

She also is expert in evaluation and managed a large-scale post-occupancy evaluation of resident satisfaction with high-rise housing in Vancouver from 2007 to 2008.

Wendy is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Adjunct Professor in the School of Sustainable Development, Bond University.



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Wendy 2006 keynotes