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Request for Proposal Template
Request for Proposal (RFP) Template
NCI has developed the first model Request for Proposal (RFP), a general guide for the procurement of services relating to a community planning project that includes a NCI charrette.
PresentationsThe NCI Charrette System™ for Transit Oriented Development Webinar (recorded)
A presentation on content from the forthcoming NCI Charrette System Guide for Transit Oriented Development (TOD), that has been written by the National Charrette Institute under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration.
Scripted PowerPoint Presentation for Download
This PowerPoint presentation, which includes both slides and a script, describes what a charrette is and how it can be used to improve the planning process in your community. It was produced for the National Association of REALTORS® by the National Charrette Institute, and can be used for self-instruction, or as a presentation to others.
VideosThe NCI Charrette System™: Stories of Community Transformation documentary video (13-minute overview). People say that you can't really understand what a charrette does unless you have seen one in action. The NCI Charrette System DVD is the next best thing to being there.
Just what is a charrette?
The term is broadly used
to describe everything from a small afternoon design session to a week-long
community-wide event. NCI defines it as more than
just a collaborative design event- it is the transformative phase of
NCI Charrette System™. In this video it is described by NCI's
Executive Director, Bill Lennertz.
The NCI Charrette System™ is more than just a charrette. Hear NCI's Executive Director, Bill Lennertz, describe how a charrette works in the context of the three-phase NCI Charrette System . Look for Bill's full interview on the NCI Charrette System™ in the near future.
Charrettes, Public Health and Comprehensive Planning
NCI's Executive Director, Bill Lennertz, talks about trends in charrettes for projects that link public health and community planning.
The Project Start-up Intensive: Building a collaborative team approach
NCI's Executive Director, Bill Lennertz, talks about how to assure long-term project success with step one of the NCI Charretet System™.
Articles and ReportsHigh-touch/High-tech Charrettes (PDF)
Bill Lennertz for Planning magazine
An Introduction to Charrettes (PDF)
Bill Lennertz and Aarin Lutzenhiser for the Planning Commissioner's Journal. Also, see the PCJ charrette resources page.
The Charrette Process as an Agent for Change
Bill Lennertz for the New Urban News
Charrette Planner Training in Practice: The US EPA Smart Growth Implementation
This article by Ilana Preuss of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency describes the US EPA Smart Groth Implementation Assistance Program.
"Charrettes 101" Fannie
Mae Foundation Building Blocks (PDF)
Bill Lennertz and Aarin Lutzenhiser. An introduction to NCI Dynamic Planning and charrettes. Summer 2003 — Volume 4 Issue 1.
Cross-disciplinary Public Involvement Report
Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, view a summary of this project and download the final report on the NCI cross-disciplinary forum on public involvement best practices. It includes a literature review, expert papers presented at the forum, forum findings on key challenges and solutions, and project process examples. 2003.
Publications Featuring NCI CharrettesForm-Based Codes in 7-Steps: The Michigan Guidebook to Livability
Leslie E. Kettren, Christina Anderson, James Bedell, Michael Campbell, H. William Freeman, Jay Hoekstra, Philip L. Meyer
New Urbanism: Comprehensive Report & Best Practices Guide
Robert Steuteville, Philip Langdon & Special Contributors
Planning and Urban Design Standards
American Planning Association
The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems
Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, Steven Cady
The Smart Growth Manual
Andres Duany and Jeff Speck with Mike Lydon