The Charrette Handbook, 2nd edition

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The Charrette Handbook, 2nd edition

The Essential Guide to Design-Based Public Involvement

By Bill Lennertz and Aarin Lutzenhiser
Foreword by Andres Duany
196 pages, American Planning Association Publishing, 2014

“Lennertz and Lutzenhiser once again provide planners with the best, most current tools and techniques for effective community engagement. The Charrette Handbook is a must-read, must-use resource.”

– Rick Bernhardt, FAICP, Metropolitan Nashville– Davidson County Planning Department

To have a great plan, you need a great process.

The Charrette Handbook is a complete desktop reference that walks you step by step through planning and conducting a charrette and then putting the results into action. The handbook contains the entire three phases and 47 tools of the NCI Charrette System™. Included is the history of charrettes plus practical sidebars from 26 experts in the field. The new edition shows how to leverage social media, conduct charrettes on a budget, and add public health partnerships to the planning mix. This handbook is an invaluable guide for anyone organizing a charrette to engage a community.

The Charrette Handbook will show you how to:

  • Cut months out of your planning process
  • Reduce costly project rework by involving key people in short feedback loops
  • Involve a broad range of stakeholders without any one interest or person taking over
  • Produce innovative and feasible designs using a complete team approach
  • Gain broad stakeholder support for your project
  • Avoid post-charrette meltdowns

Praise for The Charrette Handbook

“The charrette process—as clearly taught in this important book—is the most effective tool, bar none, for reaching consensus around placemaking.”

– Jeff Speck, AICP, author, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

“The Charrette Handbook is a clear and practical guide that truly works as a desktop reference. It gives easy guidance on where you can be flexible, where you can't, and how to avoid common mistakes.”

– Marilee A. Utter, Urban Land Institute

“Over the past decade NCI has led a campaign for collaborative community planning. The second edition of The Charrette Handbook makes the entire NCI Charrette System available to planners everywhere.”

– Shelley Poticha, Natural Resources Defense Counci

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