A design 'charrette' is a collaborative meeting during which members of a community share their aspirations for the design of their community. There are several benefits to hosting a charrette. They include:
- Being inspired by various design ideas
- Establishing/reinforcing a sense of community
- Kick-starting a design or solution to a problem
- Hearing directly from the community about their priorities for community design, safety, comfort, etc.
- Providing a comfortable space for people to ask questions and provide comment
See the links below for information on individual design charettes by community.
Cobble Hill Design Charette
Cowichan Bay Design Charette
Shawnigan Lake Design Charette