Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Book from Wendy Sarkissian: “Creative Community Planning”

Just want to give a shout-out for Wendy Sarkissian’s fantastic new book, “Creative Community Planning,” published this month by Earthscan.  Most of you know we at PublicDecisions are big fans of her work.

Like all of Wendy’s books, it’s resource you should have on your bookshelf.  (Some of you may have participated in or listened to our podcast about her last book, Kitchen Table Sustainability; listen to it in our Library.)

Here’s a brief description of the book:
Creative Community Planning provides clear access to emerging innovations in artistic, narrative, embodied and technological methods. Reflecting on the wide continuum of participatory practice, the authors explore the frontiers of community engagement within a fresh sustainability framework.

Leading planning theorists, researchers and practitioners in the field reflect with the authors on the many successes and challenges in engaging with a diversity of people in rural and urban communities. These conversations reveal creativity as key to enhancing existing engagement practices. Concepts and practical applications thread through the book, including community visioning, participatory research and reporting, conflict resolution, poetry and planning language, theatre, photography, film and websites.

PS if you’re a member of our Circle Club, you can get 20% off when buying this book.  Contact us for the discount code, or see the Circle Club email on this topic from late January.

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