Professional Publications

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On this website is a wide range of my publications

Community engagement

I am the co-author of eight publications on community engagement, including a trio of new books from Earthscan Routledge:


My community engagement publications

Kitchen Table Sustainability: Practical Recipes for Community Engagement with Sustainability (2009)

If you’re thinking about sustainability and engagement, you might want to take a look at my book, Kitchen Table Sustainability: Practical Recipes for Community Engagement with Sustainability (KTS).

It’s a comprehensive book that provides practical ideas, examples, strategies and tools (we call them recipes) for engaging communities to work towards a sustainable future.

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SpeakOut: the Step-by-Step Guide to SpeakOuts and Community Workshops (2010)

If you seek an inspiring and effective community and stakeholder engagement process for your inspirational design, plan, or development,

take a look at the SpeakOut book. (The SpeakOut model (an interactive, drop-in event) is one of many creative community engagement processes I have used.)

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Creative Community Planning: Transformational Engagement Methods for Working at the Edge (2010)

If creativity in community engagement is your aim, Creative Community Planning can take you to the edge of transformational methods for innovative community engagement processes, including my model, Heartstorming, an approach to community visioning that engages our active imagination in truly ‘visionary’ ways.

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Housing as if People Mattered: Site Design Guidelines for Medium-Density Family Housing (1986)

I co-authored a classic, award-winning text on the planning and design of medium-density housing, Housing as if People Mattered with Clare Cooper Marcus (University of California Press, 1986):

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