In January, 32 city planners in the Planning and Development Department were trained and certified by the National Charrette Institute (NCI). This training helps facilitate public involvement in planning.
NCI is dedicated to transforming the way people work together by building capacity for collaboration. The NCI charrette system is an accelerated, collaborative, design‐based process that connects all interested stakeholders to create and support a feasible plan.
The training was focused on creating and managing a community engagement process and a project management system that uses design thinking and collaboration to break down barriers to resolving complex problems. The charrette process can also be used to develop public policy and organizational strategic plans. Read more about NCI and charettes.