Participation


OVERVIEW


Design charrettes are . . . a means to obtain the most creative proposals for addressing the most difficult problems in the least amount of time. -FSC

This manual is intended to increase users' understanding of design charrettes, enable them to plan and deliver successful and productive charrettes, AND have fun in the process. (Fourth law of sustainability: If it's not fun, it's not sustainable)

The Project was funded by Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp (CMHC). (c) CMHC, City of Vancouver, & the ORCAD Consulting Group Inc.


CONTENTS

Executive Summary

GETTING TO KNOW THE GROUND

    Sustainability/Sustainable Development
    Sustainable Community
    Role of Design
    Design Charrettes
    Other kinds of activities and events

BEGINNING THE JOURNEY

    Decision-making context
    Allies and resources
    Building Support & Promoting the Plan
    Getting Approvals

PRE-CHARRETTE PLANNING: Roll up Your Sleeves

    The Stakeholder Community & Communications
    Consultants and Facilitators
    Advance Meetings and Options
    Charrette Design Issues
      Scope & Objectives
      Design Brief
      Teams & Participant Selection
      Time & Timing
      Venue & Facilities
      Support Materials
    Additional Logistics
    Predictable Challenges

THE CHARRETTE EVENT: Chaos & Creativity

    Stage 1: Initiation
    Stage 2: The Main Event
    Stage 3: Presentations and Celebration
    Documenting the Charrette
    Predictable Challenges

POST CHARRETTE: Managing & Maximizing the Aftermath

    Managing and maximizing the aftermath
    Immediate aftermath
    Preliminary Report
    Team Follow-up
    Additional Communications & Presentations
    'Final' Reporting
    Predicatable Challenges
    Evaluation and Choice-Making

FINAL WORDS

REFERENCES

APPENDICES


All material The ORCAD Consulting Group Inc.