Wendy Sarkissian comes to town

January 26, 2009 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

Wendy’s back! 

Wendy Sarkissian, a consultant and academic in Australia, was an adjunct prof at the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC last year.  And she’s an author.  She’ll be at SFU Harbour Centre on Feb 5 for a free public lecture to talk about her latest book, and of course her latest ideas and insights. 

Kitchen Table Sustainability: Transform
Your Community Engagement with Sustainability

Why are community engagement processes failing to engage local people with sustainability issues? And what can we do about it? Wendy Sarkissian takes a hard look at current community engagement processes in Canada, Australia and elsewhere. She finds them failing to meet the challenges posed by sustainability in our cities and towns.

Wendy inspires us to use more targeted and tested methods based on leading practice principles that build community confidence and capacity and open the door to true community engagement: methods that help local people understand the dimensions and pitfalls of sustainability and build hope and confidence for the future.

Speaker: Canadian-born Wendy Sarkissian, PhD, is an award-winning planner and author of Kitchen Table Sustainability (Earthscan, 2008).

Date: Thursday, February 5, 7 pm
Venue: SFU at Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver, Room 1900
Reservations: Admission is free; reservations are required.
Email cstudies@sfu.ca or call 778.782.5100.

Co-sponsored by the City of Coquitlam, District of North Vancouver, and the SFU City Program.


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