Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities

Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities

by Patrick M. Condon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1597260525

ISBN-13: 9781597260527

Pub. Date: 11/16/2007

Publisher: Island Press

A step-by-step guide to more synthetic, holistic, and integrated urban design strategies, Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities is a practical manual to accomplish complex community design decisions and create more green, clean, and equitable communities.
 
The design charrette has become an increasingly popular way to engage the public and

Overview

A step-by-step guide to more synthetic, holistic, and integrated urban design strategies, Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities is a practical manual to accomplish complex community design decisions and create more green, clean, and equitable communities.
 
The design charrette has become an increasingly popular way to engage the public and stakeholders in public planning, and Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities shows how citizens and officials can use this tool to change the way they make decisions, especially when addressing issues of the sustainable community.
 
Designed to build consensus and cooperation, a successful charrette produces a design that expresses the values and vision of the community. Patrick Condon outlines the key features of the charrette, an inclusive decision-making process that brings together citizens, designers, public officials, and developers in several days of collaborative workshops.
 
Drawing on years of experience designing sustainable urban environments and bringing together communities for charrettes, Condon’s manual provides step-by-step instructions for making this process work to everyone’s benefit. He translates emerging sustainable development concepts and problem-solving theory into concrete principles in order to explain what a charrette is, how to organize one, and how to make it work to produce sustainable urban design results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597260527
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
11/16/2007
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
 
Chapter 1. Charrette Theory for People in a Hurry
Chapter 2. Two Kinds of Charrettes
Chapter 3. The Design Brief
Chapter 4. The Nine Rules for a Good Charrette
Chapter 5. The Workshops
Chapter 6. The Charrette
Chapter 7. After the Charrette
Case Study 1. The East Clayton Sustainable Community Design Charrette
Case Study 2. The Damascus Area Design Workshop 
Appendix
Endnotes
Index

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