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Introduction to Charrettes
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Introduction to Charrettes

Introduction to Charrettes

55 min

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

This course introduces the NCI System, a collaborative, design-based approach to public involvement. Topics covered include the biggest challenges to community planning, the origin of the charrette, and how to prepare for and conduct a charrette, as well as how to take a project through to adoption. 

In This Course

  1. William Lennertz introduces the course.
  2. What is an NCI Charrette?
    This chapter defines "charrette" and explores the origin of the term.
  3. Values, Features, and Benefits
    Learn about the five NCI Charrette System values, strengths, and applications.
  4. Charrette Preparation
    This chapter discusses the importance of "being people ready" and "being data ready."
  5. The Charrette
    This chapter presents the five phases and functions of a multiple-day charrette.
  6. Design Thinking
    This chapter explores how design thinking tools can work for non-physical design problems.

Published 2016