The design team listens to the views of the stakeholders and citizens while examining the project area & its context with the help of local experts. Issue Identification workshops are held to discuss issues that the stakeholders feel are important to the development. There is often a kickoff presentation and reception the first evening.
DESIGN & REVIEW
The design team, armed with this information, proceeds to collaborate about the best uses for the area. Starting with general large-scale issues such as important natural features and development patterns, the debates & designs eventually evolve to fine grain issues such as landscape standards and appropriate mixes of building types. At regular intervals, the public is invited to review the team’s progress and then give comments on what they see.
These intervals are usually complete design loops in which the cycle of info gathering, design & presentation repeat over and over:
The charrette ends with a final presentation of designs and findings. The presentation is highly graphic with lots of drawings that communicate the team's recommendations. A final report or design manual that summarizes and illustrates the plan and design is then assembled and delivered to the community and the charrette sponsors. This document is used to help restate the goals identified during the charrette and to supply a guiding vision during implementation.