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The Charrette Handbook

The Essential Guide to Design-Based Public Involvement

By Bill Lennertz, Aarin Lutzenhiser

The second edition of The Charrette Handbook is a step-by-step guide to successful charrettes.

Published by APA Planners Press, 2014

Format: Paperback, 196 pp.

ISBN: 978-1-61190-147-4

Quick order code: A01474

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Charrettes help citizens see and shape a new future for their communities. These design exercises foster the collaboration, creativity, and consensus needed to define a vision everyone can share.

The Charrette Handbook, developed by the National Charrette Institute, walks step by step through planning and conducting a charrette then putting the results into action. The new edition also shows how to leverage social media, conduct charrettes on a budget, and add public health partnerships to the planning mix. This handbook is an invaluable guide for anyone organizing a charrette to engage a community.

About the Authors

Bill Lennertz is executive director of the National Charrette Institute in Portland, Oregon. Aarin Lutzenhiser is the Institute's director of operations. NCI is a nonprofit educational institution that provides training to help people create healthy community plans.

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