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“The course was great! Well worth the time and expense. I have been doing charrettes for 25+ years. I just wish I could have taken this course earlier.”

--Steven Price, Principal, The Front Street Partnership


“The charrette process provides the forum for a reasoned discussion among all of the stakeholders, representing all viewpoints, both public and private, within a productive framework. The goal of the charrette is a result that melds these viewpoints into a viable project. The most important factor in the success of a charrette is the full participation of all of the stakeholders.”


–-Mark Farrar,
Vanmark Group, Developer, Pleasant Hill Station Area Transit Village




2014 Certificate Trainings

NCI Charrette System™ Certificate NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation™ Certificate

Project Consulting and In-house Training

Project Consulting, Training, Technical Assistance and Coaching

Free RFP Template

Charrette RFP Template

NCI Products

NCI Charrette System: Stories of Community Transformation DVD
The Charrette Handbook by Bill Lennertz and Aarin Lutzenhiser NCI Charrette Manager's Binder
NCI Charrette Planner Forms Kit NCI Charrette Management Forms Kit

charrettes for Development Projects

The NCI Charrette System™ training teaches you how to apply the complete charrette system to development projects. NCI trainings are organized around a series of in-depth case study exercises, conducted in a small team format. The goal of the exercises is to teach the essential tools for assessing and planning development projects using a NCI charrette. The Pleasant Hill BART Project in Contra Costa, CA is the development case study used in the NCI Charrette System™ training.

See our complete description of the NCI Charrette System™

The NCI Charrette System™ was first practiced on development projects beginning with New Urbanism projects like Kentlands and Mashpee Commons in the late-1980s and recently at I’on and New Saint Charles. The charrette system has since been used to successfully design and implement successful, award-winning projects by developers nationally and worldwide.

By using the charrette system your project will:

NCI Charrette System™ for Development Projects

NCI Charrette System Three Phases

NCI Charrette System™ Tools and Techniques Specifically Applied to Development Projects

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3