Community Participation in Practice by Wendy Sarkissian et al. (1994-2003)
This suite of award-winning books (and one video), published by the Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch University, is now out of print.
Some copies may still be available. Please contact me for information: [email protected]
“Listening to all the Voices” video
The video master was lost (!) but a copy of the “Listening to All the Voices” video (1994) is on vimeo.com at:
Here is a list of all the publications in the suite:
Community Participation in Practice
- Wendy Sarkissian, Beauford Stenberg and Angela Hirst with Steph Walton (2003). Community Participation in Practice: New Directions. Perth: Murdoch University, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy.
- Wendy Sarkissian, Andrea Cook and Kelvin Walsh (1997). Community Participation in Practice: A Practical Guide. Perth: Murdoch University, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy.
- Wendy Sarkissian and Kelvin Walsh (1994). Community Participation in Practice: Workshop Checklist. Perth: Murdoch University, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy. Second edition, September 2000.
- Wendy Sarkissian and Kelvin Walsh, eds. (1994). Community Participation in Practice: Casebook. Perth: Murdoch University, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy.
- Wendy Sarkissian and Donald Perlgut, eds., with Kelvin Walsh (1986). The Community Participation Handbook. Sydney: Impacts Press. Second edition published by Murdoch University, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, 1994.
- Wendy Sarkissian and Kelvin Walsh, Producers (1994). Community Participation in Practice: Listening to all the Voices. Perth: Murdoch University, 28 minutes. Directed by Jennifer Gherardi. Out of print.
All of these books are now out of print.
Selected Other Publications by Wendy Sarkissian PhD
- Stories in a Park journal article 2005, Planning Theory and Practice, 2005
- Article on STORIES IN A PARK for Urban Design Forum, Urban Design Forum, 2003
- Andrea Cook and Wendy Sarkissian, Cook and Sarkissian Who Cares in Local Government, Public Enterprise and Ethics, 2000
- Housing for Older Australians article 1994
- Wendy Sarkissian, Ann Forsyth and Warwick Heine, 1990, Residential_social_mix_the_debate_continues_by_Wendy_Sarkissian
Housing as if People Mattered: Site Design Guidelines for Medium-Density Family Housing
Clare Cooper Marcus and Wendy Sarkissian PhD (1986). Berkeley: University of California Press.
Recipient of the Progressive Architecture Citation for Architectural Research
This book is a collection of guidelines for the site design of low-rise, high-density family housing.
It is intended as a reference tool, primarily for housing designers and planners, but also for developers, housing authorities, citizens’ groups, and tenants’ organizations-anyone involved in planning or rehabilitating housing.
It provides guidelines for the layout of buildings, open spaces, community facilities, play areas, walk ways, and the myriad components that make up a housing site.
We developed this book with the view that life is better in environments that are appropriate to people’s needs and congruent with their values.
Still in print after 27 years and widely used as a textbook, it remains a valued tool for housing design practitioners to this day.
A quotation from the book:
If there is also a bias in favor of access for disabled persons in the book, I take credit for it.
Certainly the years I spent at Berkeley working on research projects studying barrier-free design dramatically changed my views about access.
I now see barriers to access for disabled people everywhere.
We have conscientiously attempted to remove them – and the stereotypes they often reflect – in this book.
– Wendy Sarkissian, 1986
List of all my publications
For a list of all my publications, click here: Wendy Sarkissian publications 1 January 2013