• Tip: How to start a charrette

    Published on September 16, 2009

    It may seem basic, but the most important thing to tell a community the first time you meet them is that you haven’t started the design yet.

  • Tips for selling charrettes

    Published on October 27, 2008

    One of the most common questions we receive at NCI is how to convince a sponsoring agency or client to do a charrette for their project.

  • Why would a developer want to do a charrette?

    Published on March 3, 2007

    A NCI charrette is designed to protect the project sponsor’s position, whether the sponsor is a developer or public agency, by guarding against commandeering of the project by any one person or group.

  • Public meeting facilitator set-ups

    Published on June 3, 2006

    It is important that a skilled facilitator lead meetings with all of the tools and techniques to handle difficult meetings at his or her disposal. The first task for a facilitator is to gain agreements on the meeting “set-ups.”

  • Building charrette teams

    Published on July 3, 2005

    It is not uncommon for charrette teams to include a mix of people who are used to working together, as well as those who are not.

  • Dealing with pressure to shorten charrettes

    Published on April 3, 2005

    Often, first-time charrette sponsors resist holding a charrette for more than three days when a minimum of five to seven days is usually required.

  • Chaos in charrettes

    Published on February 3, 2005

    Chaos is a part of any intense creative process. The charrette — an intense, creative event — often emulates this process.

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