NCI Charrette System™ Certificate Training
OverviewThis 3-day training illustrates the capability of the NCI Charrette System™ for all aspects of community planning. Participants learn the practical NCI Charrette System™ skills, tools and techniques through interactive, hands-on exercises practiced on four case study types:
- Sustainable community planning
- Regional/comprehensive planning
- Transportation/infrastructure planning
- Transit oriented development planning.
2014 Upcoming Public TrainingsRegistration details will be posted when available. Follow orange links below for details on individual trainings.
- Miami, FL — January 8-10
- Portland, OR — March 10-12
- Washington, DC — May 5-7
- Harvard University — July
- West Coast TBD — Fall
Who should take this courseThe training is ideal for planners, designers, and developers specializing in sustainable development, transportation, public works, and transit as well as citizen advocacy.
The purpose of this training is to teach the tools and techniques for planning and running a successful project using a NCI charrette or other collaborative tools and give participants a practical understanding of the power of the NCI Charrette System™ to create sustainable communities.
The course begins with a comprehensive overview of the entire NCI Charrette System™ including a day-by-day account of the process and products of a recent charrette. This overview sets the framework for the in-depth case study exercises, conducted in a small team format. The goal of the exercises is to teach the essential tools for assessing and planning a project and selecting the right design tool. The assessment and organizational tools include Guiding Principles, Objectives and Measures, Stakeholder Analysis, Project Roadmap, and Design Phase Schedule. Also covered are discussions of charrette or design team capabilities and chemistry, design studio set-up, budgets and stories from famous charrette successes and failures.
One major benefit of this training is meeting and working with your fellow students. NCI trainings consistently attract top practitioners in the field from across the US and abroad. Students report that one of the most valuable aspects of the course is learning from each other and establishing beneficial relationships with others in the field of community planning.
You will gain a practical, working knowledge of the most advanced tools and techniques used by the leaders in community planning. Depending on your skill and experience level, upon completion of the training you will be able to host or conduct a NCI charrette.
Training AgendaExercises are performed by small groups (8 max.) using case studies
RegistrationThis 3-day, intensive training will be offered to the public several times per year. Register through the NCI website or partnering organizations. See the above list of dates for upcoming trainings. This training is also available in-house at your location. Please contact us for details and availability.
Training Curriculum Contributors
- Bob Berkebile, BNIM Architects
- David Brain, New College of Florida
- Steve Coyle, Town-Green
- Doug Farr, Farr Associates
- Jennifer Rezeli, Re:Vision Architecture
- Dan Slone, MCGuire Woods, LLP
- Sandy Wiggins, Consilence LLC
|This course is accredited with the AIA for 18 continuing education hours (CEHs), the AICP for 18 certification maintenance (CM) credits, the ASLA for LA CES for 18 professional development hours (PDH), and the CNU for 18 CNU-A continuing education credits.||