Charrette Facilitation

The National Charrette Institute (NCI) defines a charrette as a multi-day collaborative planning event that engages all affected parties to create and support a feasible plan that represents transformative community change.

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NCI Charrette System Core Values

  • Sustainable Community Planning - Holistic planning solutions support socially, economically and environmentally sustainable communities.
  • Collaboration - Each individual's unique contribution supports the best outcome.
  • Transparency - Clarity in rules, process and roles is essential in collaboration.
  • Shared Learning - Including all viewpoints assures reduced rework and facilitates implementation.
  • Direct, Honest, Timely Communication - Respectful communication fosters an environment of trust and reduces rework.

How We Can Help

The Communities Sustainable Services team includes award-winning, experienced and certified facilitators that can bring in expertise and knowledge to your project, partners or associations to develop an action plan and implementation strategy.

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"Through our charrette facilitation, we bring in a diverse group to strategize a collective, enduring and shared goal"

- Robert Reed, Director, Communities Sustainability Services, Southface


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Over 400 people attended last week’s Greenprints Conference. Many thanks to the attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors who contributed to the event’s success.

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Brookhaven-Oglethorpe MARTA station charrette

Southface and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) facilitated a four-day Transit Oriented Development (TOD) charrette in October of 2013, focused on the redevelopment of the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe MARTA station parking lots.

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