05 June 2009

Two ways the NCI Charrette System works for sustainable community design

  1. Changing project users mindsets and preconceptions about sustainability is a prerequisite to implementing sustainable design projects in which users take ownership. Charrettes create an immersive, shared-learning environment that promotes a shift in mindsets.
  2. Sustainable projects have a complex set of environmental, economic, and social variables plus a large, diverse set of stakeholders. The NCI Charrette System addresses these complexities by combining integrated design with a comprehensive community involvement process.

1 Response

  1. Until Urban Design is taught at junior high school level consider the following:-
    All Charrettes should describe the three basic , Ecological, Socio-Cultural and Economic systems.
    However until the full knowledge of the fourth system intersect of scale, measurement, flow and time factors are found between all of the three defined systems above.
    Advance will only be made to address these complexities by combining integrated urban design with the fourth dimension to form a comprehensive community involvement process.