NCI was founded in order to create the first professional education venue for the NCI Charrette System™ and as a resource for research and development of transformative public involvement processes.

The NCI Team

At the hub of NCI’s training, research, and consulting work are founding staff Bill Lennertz and Aarin Lutzenhiser. Bill Lennertz, NCI’s Executive Director, leads the organization in new research efforts, program development, and teaching methodologies. His experience as manager of more than 150 New Urbanist Charrettes is the foundation of NCI’s certificate program curriculum. Aarin Lutzenhiser manages NCI’s daily operations and oversees new product creation and NCI certificate program trainings.

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NCI Faculty

Experienced NCI Faculty provide geographic and experience breadth to the NCI training program. Our training faculty brings decades of experience managing collaborative strategic design projects to individual and organizational trainings.

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Board Members

The NCI Board membership draws from the country’s experts across the fields of urban planning, public involvement, real estate, and health care to guide and inform NCI’s strategic planning, research and education efforts.

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