“About 18 months ago, the Atlanta Regional Commission held a nine-day community planning session, called a charrette, to create designs for six sites within the metro area.”
“Shortly before I began my duties with St. Mary's, our sister hospital in Chesterfield County, St. Francis Medical Center, launched a fascinating planning process called a charrette, led by the Miami-based urban planning firm of Duany Plater-Zyberk.”
“The charrette is a method to plan not only for the community but with the community.”
“A charrette is a word of French origin that refers to an intensive effort to complete a design.”
“The charrette, which is open to the public, will host a collection of transportation officials, public servants and community leaders interested in revitalizing an area that is considered the gateway into Prince William County from the north.”
“It will culminate in a short, intensive planning period, referred to as a "charrette," from June 21 to 25.”
“That meeting will be followed by another public workshop in February and a four-day 'charrette' in March for citizens, business owners and leaders to hammer out the specific regulations for the areas.”
“A kind of charrette process (although I think the term and idea of a charrette is overused, there are many other equivalent processes) where everyone is open, people have their say, and the developers and architects are truly engaged.”
“The team is hosting a design session called a "charrette" that's intended to involve the public through briefings, walking tours and interviews.”
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