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  • Charrette feedback loops used in the 101 Certificate Training materials from the National Charrette Institute.

    Not all public participation events are charrettes

    Published on November 6, 2019

    Charrette is a very specific type of public involvement system for design and planning projects. Do not be fooled by people calling every public participation event a charrette.

  • Source: Figure by the Land Policy Institute, Michigan State University 2015.

    Difference between a zoning ordinance and a master plan

    Published on October 10, 2019

    The zoning ordinance is a law with penalties and consequence for not following it. A master plan is a policy document that expresses intent. It is not an enforceable document and is not law.

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