Nearly 700 participated in Charrettes Go Virtual webinar by NCI and FBIC

On April 28, NCI and FBCI partnered on a webinar focused on Charrettes Go Virtual: Missoula, Montana Hosts an Online Charrette to Advance a Community Vision. It's part of a new webinar series on virtual engagement.

Collection of images from online engagement during the Mullan Area Master Plan Virtual Charrette.
Collection of images from online engagement during the Mullan Area Master Plan Virtual Charrette. Image courtesy of Dover, Kohl & Partners©.

Last month, the MSU National Charrette Institute and the Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America hosted the first webinar in a new series on virtual engagement.

Due to its unexpected popularity, capacity was reached in less than 30 minutes and extended to accommodate the larger number of people who wanted to join. More than 660 participated, which exceeded the initial goals for this event during the coronavirus pandemic.

The webinar focused on Charrettes Go Virtual: Missoula, Montana Hosts an Online Charrette to Advance a Community Vision. It highlighted an example from Missoula, Mont. where an in-person charrette to develop a long-planned community visioning effort for the Mullan Area Master Plan was pivoted to a fully virtual format.

The virtual event was specially designed to simulate the interactive and interpersonal experience of a “live” charrette.

The recorded webinar is now available to watch online.

The Virtual Engagement Webinar Series provides local leaders, developers and advocates with tools and examples for staying in touch, sharing ideas, and getting interactive feedback to keep critical decisions moving forward.

The next webinar in the series will focus on nuts and bolts of virtual community engagement, while the third will focus on inclusion and equity in the virtual setting. Dates for these webinars will be announced soon.

Learn more at Virtual Engagement Webinar Series.

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