Sustainable Community Planning and Design Charrette Planning Guide

Design charrettes are becoming an increasingly popular part ofthe urban planning process. They bring together a diverse range of expertise—such as architects, landscape architects, engineers, planners, content specialists, educators, students, community representatives, governmental staff and civic leaders—to collaborate on creating innovative design solutions that embody multiple objectives and mutual interests.

Design charrettes give visual form to ideas and policies and are effective in generating creative solutions to difficult problems in the least amount of time.

This guide provides an overview of how to set up and run, and report on a design charrette for sustainable community planning.


Authors: Crofton, Fiona and Holland, Mark
Publisher: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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