Charrettes

November 21, 2011, 5am PST
Grist profiles Dylan House, a Brooklyn architect and "change agent" that is involving underserved community groups in charrettes to plan their urban spaces.
Grist
May 5, 2011, 11am PDT
When asked to describe their town at a charrette, the residents of Canon chose words like "rundown", "courageous" and "eccentric". University of Georgia students and professors worked with locals to create a vision for the town.
The Frankling County Citizen
Blog post
May 4, 2010, 10pm PDT

PlaceMatters has partnered with the National Charrette Institute on a number of occasions, providing trainings and giving panel presentations at conferences. One of our common themes is "High Touch, High Tech Charrettes." During the sessions we talk about the advantages of low tech and when it makes sense to bring in high tech. Below I have embedded a video that is a montage of clips filmed during a downtown revitalization Charrette in Wichita Kansas. In this project, PlaceMatters partnered with Goody Clancy to help residents go through a series of exercises including keypad polling and mapping exercises to brainstorm about the future of downtown Wichita.

Ken Snyder
April 17, 2010, 11am PDT
When working a charrette in Jamaica, architect Steve Mouzon inadvertently inspired local children to set a recommendation for urban farming to song.
The Original Green Blog
January 26, 2010, 1pm PST
In a region where public participation is often excluded from the planning process, urban planners are hosting a charrette in Abu Dhabi.
Al Bawaba
July 24, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>A key idea of western North Carolina's Mountain Landscapes Initiative is to create a map of land already in conservation, layered with land that <em>should</em> be preserved, so that developers, builders, and residents together can plan responsibly.</p>
New Urban News
March 10, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>This episode of <em>Smart City</em> includes a discussion about charrettes with Bill Lennertz of the National Charrette Institute.</p>
Smart City