Articles and Presentations on NIMBYism by Wendy Sarkissian

Wendy Sarkissian on NIMBYism, Community Resistance and Housing Density
Article describing Wendy Sarkissian’s February 2013 presentation to the Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, “What’s Psychology Got to Do with NIMBY? Exploring the Deeper Meanings of Community Resistance to Proposed Housing Density Increases”.
NIMBY Psychology at Harvard University February 2013
Blog post from Wendy Sarkissian with information about her month-long experience at the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University and some additional background information about her presentation to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Exploring the Deeper Meanings of Community Resistance to Proposed Housing Density Increases
Website with a transcript and PowerPoint presentation from Wendy Sarkissian’s presentation to the Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.
NIMBY Psychology: Lunch-time Colloquium, Tufts University, 6 February 2013
Blog post by Wendy Sarkissian describing her February 2013 presentation at Tufts University exploring the social and psychological dimensions of housing.
Wendy Sarkissian Presentation at VIA: Engaging NIMBY with LOVE
Article describing Wendy Sarkissian’s March 2013 presentation to VIA Architecture in Vancouver. The presentation focused on the need for public engagement and explored the psychological roots of the social and emotional dimensions of housing.
Not in My Backyard: Community Responses to Higher Density Living – Is it all in the Mind?
Article describing Wendy Sarkissian’s May 2013 presentation to The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at the University of South Australia. The website includes a transcript and PowerPoint presentation from the presentation.
Why Not Vancouver’s CityPlan as a Model for Community Engagement?
Guest blog post prepared in June 2013 by Wendy Sarkissian for the The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre describing the challenges of using Vancouver’s CityPlan as a model for community engagement.
Quality in our Back Yards
Article in the Adelaide Review examining issues concerning proposed legislation for higher-density precincts in the inner suburbs. Wendy Sarkissian is quoted on issues related to the psychological underpinning of the concept of home.
The NIMBY Psychology Page
Website prepared by Wendy Sarkissian describing ideas and suggestions about the NIMBY issue in planning and design and the need for more effective community engagement.
“Realising the Revolution”: Medium-Density Housing in Queensland by Bridget Rogan and Fran Toomey
Blog post by Wendy Sarkissian in which she provides a critique of a paper presented to the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) on promoting medium-density housing in Queensland.
Homing Instinct
Website describing a suite of workshops designed by Wendy Sarkissian for community leaders, local and state government planners, and other professionals, developers and others to help them understand the issues of the psychology of housing and complexities of housing density.
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