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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, Condons manual provides step-by-step instructions for making this process work to everyones 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.

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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.

About the Author

Patrick Condon is a professor in the University of British Columbias School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and holder of the UBC James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Livable Environments. Since 1994 he has organized and participated in over a score of design charrettes for sustainable communities. He is a senior researcher in the Design Center for Sustainable Communities at UBC, whose goal is to advance the practice sustainable community development in North America.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597260534
Author:
Condon, Patrick M.
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Condon, Patrick
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Sustainable/Environmental
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Subject:
Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Subject:
Environmentally Conscious (Green)
Subject:
Sustainability & Green Design
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Drawing and Design
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Sustainability and Green Design
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Urban Planning
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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