Class 12: The Funk Zone Charrette
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PDT
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Course Description: An engaging real-life charrette for a vision in the Funk Zone - to solve parking and other economic development challenges. A charrette is defined as an intensive workshop in which various stakeholders and experts are brought together to address a particular design issue, from a single building to an entire campus, installation, or park. The term can also be applied to shorter, focused project team meetings, project planning meetings, brainstorming sessions, and extensive community visioning events.
Students will participate in this visioning exercise and gain practical planning experience in running and participating in a design charrette. The context is the Funk Zone: its demand for redevelopment, Coastal policy constraints, lack of pxrking and disparate ownership and stakeholders.
The Takeaway: Students will leave with an understanding of how practicing land use planners tackle real world issues when faced with polarizing political pressure results in the status quo, or piecemeal development decisions.