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What is a Charrette?
The Center for Community Design & Preservation conducts multiple community design charrettes a year. “Charrette” describes a rapid, intensive, and creative work session, usually lasting a week or more, in which a design team focuses on a particular design problem and arrives at a collaborative solution. Charrettes are product-oriented. The public charrette is fast becoming a preferred way to face the planning challenges confronting American cities.
Any student enrolled in the College of Environment and Design can participate in a charrette. Students not in the CED should contact Pratt Cassity to obtain permission to participate. CED faculty are encouraged to attend. Charrettes can be worth course credit in HIPR 4680\6680: Community Design Charrettes: An Innovative Course in Community Planning. This course is worth three credit-hours. To register for this course, contact Donna Gabriel at 542-4720 for access to register, rather than going through OASIS.
Upcoming charrettes will be posted at this website and over the CED-L listserv.
Rocksprings Neighborhood, Athens GA | Feb 2nd and 22-24, 2013
LABASH design-build charrette, Athens GA | Mar 20-23, 2013
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Check out the work from some of our latest design charrettes here.
The CCDP has conducted over 70 design charrettes since 1998. Our charrettes are high-energy, new vision, community improvement events. They result in concepts that leverage implementation funds. Nearly all of the communities where charrettes were done have gone on to recieve grants or local funds to implement our recommendations. In short, charrettes WORK!