URP Visiting Scholars Program: William Lennertz

Date: March 17, 2016
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: Room 300, Human Ecology Building, MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI

William Lennertz, AIA, of the National Charrette Institute (NCI) in Portland, OR, is the executive director and lead trainer. He co-founded NCI to help people create healthy communities by researching and teaching the art and science of NCI Dynamic Planning. Starting in 1986 as director of the Boston office of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, and later as a partner with Lennertz Coyle & Associates, Lennertz directed more than 150 charrettes nationally for public and private clients, ranging from main-street revitalizations, town centers and affordable housing, to complete new neighborhoods and communities. He is co-author of, and essayist in, “Towns and Town-Making Principles” (Rizzoli, 1991), and a contributor to the Charter of the New Urbanism. Lennertz has trained top staff from various public and private organizations, including the U.S. EPA, U.S. General Services Administration, HDR Inc., URS Corporation and Glatting Jackson. He received his Master of Architecture in urban design from Harvard University.


Collaborative Intelligence for Planning, Policy and Business

Bill Lennertz will present a systemized approach for co-creating innovative solutions to complex projects. Collaboration is challenged by siloed specialists and divisive politics. The NCI Charrette System uses design-based feedback to move a group of specialists and single interest stakeholders to a shared vision and action plan. This approach can be applied to community planning, policy, design, real estate development, as well as business strategy.

The Lecture is free and open to the public!