Downtown Vision

Charrette: February 23-27, 2015

Guiding principles for Charrette

Charrette Benefits:

  • Creates public trust through meaningful public involvement and education
  • Creates a better plan through diverse input and involvement
  • Creates a shared vision by turning public opposition into support


Resource: National Charrette Institute

What's a Charrette

A charrette is an collaborative and rigorous planning process that harnesses the talents and energies of individuals to create and support a community vision. The compressed time facilitates creative problem-solving by accelerating decision-making and reducing non-constructive negotiation tactics, and encourages people to abandon their usual working patterns and “think outide of the box.”  The consulting team facilitated a five day charrette in the last week of February.