A charrette is an intensive planning session where citizens, designers and others collaborate on a vision for development. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to the designers. More importantly, it allows everyone who participates to be a mutual author of the plan.
Charrettes are organized to encourage the participation of all. That includes everyone who is interested in the making of a development: the developer, business interests, government officials, interested residents, and activists.
Ultimately, the purpose of the charrette is to give all the participants enough information to make good decisions during the planning process.
Everyone is invited to participate in this process. There will be a few closed sessions with university leadership, but everything else is open and we encourage you to come and share. Stakeholders for this project include anyone that could potentially be affected by the new development, including neighborhood residents, local business owners, employees working in the area, property owners, local government agencies, community leaders and activists. We invite anyone with an interest in Drury University to participate as fully as their schedule allows.
The charrette is a unique process that literally takes the ideas, opinions, input, insights and concerns of the people who participate into consideration, to create a better plan than one developed in isolation. By participating in this process, you really can make a difference!
The charrette will be held in the Hammons School of Architecture auditorium.
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