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.
Published on August 8, 2017
The National Charrette Institute at MSU is a member of an American Planning Association-led team working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on planning and disaster preparedness.
Published on February 13, 2018
In the Woodland County Fair Mall Retrofit Plan, a group of 20 architects, planners, engineers, attorneys and real estate professionals from all over California assembled for a 4.5 day, volunteer charrette commencing Sept. 29, 2017.
Published on June 15, 2010
A charrette technique to help facilitate a large group agreement quickly.
Published on August 3, 2015
In a recent set of meetings in Memphis, TN, NCI engaged people in the creation of a vision wall beginning the minute they walked in the door. This approach got everyone working and on board with the meeting purpose of creating a project vision.
NCI’s Holly Madill and MSUE’s Harmony Gmazel co-present session at Michigan Community Development Association Spring Technical Assistance Conference
Published on April 10, 2018
The Michigan Community Development Association hosted their Spring Technical Assistance Conference on March 14, 2018, in East Lansing, MI.
Published on November 7, 2019
Read more about some of the changes the new CAFO permit addresses and when public meetings will be held.
National Charrette Institute taught engagement strategies at Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines Workshop at Michigan State University
Published on October 9, 2018
NCI was asked to create and facilitate a series of interactions during a workshop designed to produce an agenda for research on the social, economic and policy implications of autonomous vehicles and to propose infrastructure to support that research.
Published on April 22, 2016
Reflecting on my decades of managing charrettes, I realized that what I’m really managing is the flow of ideas, information and energy.
Published on May 16, 2014
Earlier this month, NCI led a seven-day charrette to create a vision for the 21-mile stretch of Michigan Avenue/Grand River Avenue from the Lansing Capitol through East Lansing out to rural Webberville, MI.
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.”
Faculty from SPDC and NCI conduct local workshop in Downers Grove, IL, with APA and FEMA to address disaster resilience
Published on March 14, 2018
Wayne Beyea, from SPDC and NCI; and Bill Lennertz, from NCI, facilitated a workshop for more than 70 participants on applying digital flood-mapping and risk assessment tools for the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois.
Published on December 10, 2018
The Twin Cities Harbor conservancy invited Michigan Sea Grant and others to assist the communities with next steps. Partners developed a process based on NCI's Charrette System.
Published on September 3, 2004
The most important element necessary to ensure broad participation throughout the charrette process is the well-executed public meeting.
Published on June 18, 2019
The Congress for New Urbanism hosted their annual conference, CNU 27.Louisville, June 12-15, 2019, in Kentucky.
Published on September 15, 2017
On Sept. 13, 2017, National Charrette Institute’s interim director Wayne Beyea, and Bill Lennertz, lead trainer, presented an IDA Conference pre-conference workshop on Charrette Planning for Urban Space Leaders in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Published on March 19, 2019
On Feb. 21-23, 2019, the National Charrette Institute partnered with the City of Lansing, the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction and MSU Extension on a mini-charrette to fight crime.