|Achieving true citizen participation in community planning is always a challenge. Public hearings often are dominated by citizens who are opposed to a proposal. NIMBYs often have legitimate concerns, but the existing formats for citizen input often encourage only negative reactions rather than constructive suggestions on how a community should grow. |
To address the need for a better participation process, communities and developers are turning to the charrette, a multi-day intensive planning workshop that includes all stakeholders in a community and results in a plan that can be implemented and built. This PowerPoint presentation, which includes slides and a script, describes charrettes and explains how they can be used to improve the planning process in your community.
The presentation was produced for the National Association of REALTORS® by the National Charrette Institute. It can be used for self-instruction, or as a presentation to a REALTOR® association or community group.
Download the presentation:
(Please note: These are large files, and they will take a few minutes to download).
Presentation with script (PPT: 6.3MB)
Presentation slides only (PDF: 2.93MB)
Presentation slides with notes (PDF: 5.03MB)
If you have additional questions about the Charrettes program, please contact:
Manager, Smart Growth Programs
National Association of REALTORS®
500 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4507