What is a Charrette?

visual tools May 11, 2020

A collaborative planning and design process often used in architecture, urban design, and community planning to involve residents, business owners, and other stakeholders in the design process.

The goal of a charrette is to gather input and ideas from all parties to create a plan that reflects the collective needs and vision of the community.

"2008 06 19 - 3494 - Burtonsville - Charrette"
by thisisbossi is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 .


A charette's visual components can be:

  • blueprints
  • renderings of plans
  • information graphics of research data
  • sticky note exercises to gather input
  • graphic facilitation of the public meetings.

 Charrettes are part of the Visual Tools Index. 


Header photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash

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