Placemaking and Public Engagement Workshop – West Branch, MI

April 13, 2019 9:00AM - 4:30PM

West Branch Police Department, 130 Page St, West Branch, MI 48661

Contact: Holly Madill

The National Charrette Institute and Michigan State University Extension are hosting a training in West Branch on placemaking using the NCI charrette process to achieve quality places.

The interactive one-day workshop will teach community and economic development professionals, planners, zoning administrators, elected officials, planning commissioners and involved citizens the essentials of quality places and how to create them using the NCI’s process for design-based collaboration. 

Participants will practice identifying areas ripe for placemaking and develop a placemaking project. Then, participants will learn through lecture, video and exercises how the NCI Charrette process can be used to implement a placemaking project.

These training sessions will also discuss walkability, housing, form based codes, placemaking strategies, zoning, charrettes and more.

Appropriate for any size community, attendees will be poised to replicate the activities following the workshop by identifying suitable locations for placemaking in their community, working with a group to develop a placemaking project or activity, and thinking about how collaboration by design can implement the project.

Cost to Attend


Registration Deadline

April 5, 2019

How to Register

Registering for a NCI training program can be completed in one of two ways and is tied to your method of payment (either credit card or check).

  • Pay by Credit Card (preferred): Register online using the MSU Cashnet system. All needed information will be gathered through this checkout process.
  • Pay by Check: Download the Registration Form, and complete and return this form with your check. Note: This PDF is an Acrobat fillable-form and must be opened with the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Simply right-click on the “Registration Form” hyperlink from your browser and select “Save link as.” Then, you can open up the PDF file using the Adobe Acrobat Reader software from your computer to complete the form.
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