Charrette planning focus of NCI workshop at International Development Association Conference in Sept

The International Downtown Association (IDA) is hosting the IDA 63rd Annual Conference & Tradeshow Sept. 13-15, 2017, at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

July 11, 2017

NCI's Bill Lennertz speaking at a charrette event. Photo: ©2017 Matt Radick.

The International Downtown Association (IDA) is hosting the IDA 63rd Annual Conference & Tradeshow Sept. 13-15, 2017, at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The event will include 10 master talks, 800 conference attendees, 12 mobile workshops and 26 breakout sessions.

Aptly themed “AuthentiCITY,” this conference will continue to advance inclusive city building discussions, and examine the role of professional place management in shaping prosperous districts that remain true to the essence of each place. Explore “AuthentiCITY” with IDA and leave inspired to truly make a difference in your city.

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, National Charrette Institute’s (NCI) interim director Wayne Beyea, and Bill Lennertz, founder and lead trainer, will present a pre-conference workshop on Charrette Planning for Urban Space Leaders. During this workshop, attendees will learn how collaboration by design is transforming urban centers globally.

This hands-on session will help assess any design project, and determine the right type of charrette for business districts. Through case studies and group exercises participants will learn to activate the unique creative potential of all stakeholders by embedding them in the design process to co-create a transformative plan, while saving time and money using the NCI Charrette System approach.

Workshop learning objectives include:

  • Learn a systematic approach to fostering creativity and innovation.
  • Identify and orchestrate the engagement of key stakeholders.
  • Learn how to create broad stakeholder support, reduce costly rework and produce a plan with an exceptional design.
  • Practice using key NCI Charrette System tools and techniques.

To register for this workshop and the conference, visit IDA Conference & Tradeshow. Learn more about the workshop topic at NCI Charrette System.

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