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Charrettes: Combining Professional Skills with Real Lives and Emotions

February 20, 2019 @ 17:00 - 19:00 GMT

The Association of Dundee Architecture Students kindly invite you to the following event. In partnership with: The Academy of Urbanism, RTPI Scotland & University of Dundee & JTP

“Just as the act of voting is a right, it is inherently democratic to bring people genuinely to the heart of planning and placemaking.”

20/20 Visions: Collaborative Planning & Placemaking

Charles Campion AoU from JTP Architects, Masterplanners & Placemakers, joins ADAS to give an exclusive talk on the importance of charrette processes and the involvement of the community in placemaking and urban design. Followed by a Q & A facilitated by Craig McLaren, Director of RTPI Scotland.

Date: Wednesday 20th February

Time: 17:00pm-19:00

17:00 Drinks Reception.
17:30 Talk with Charles Campion AoU.
18:30 Q&A with Director of RTPI Scotland, Craig McLaren.

Location: LT 5018
Matthew Building, 13 Perth Road, University of Dundee.

This event is FREE.
Ticket must be acquired for entry.

For tickets and more information, please visit: https://fixr.co/event/346509443

Communities have a collective intelligence which brings social, economic and environmental value to designing cities and neighbourhoods. Just as the act of voting is a right, it is inherently democratic to bring people genuinely to the heart of planning and placemaking. Collaboration between professionals and communities in planning and placemaking is essential to creating thriving, sustainable communities. In 1967 the American Institute of Architecture held its first Charrette – a series of interactive, co-design workshops – as a way for architects and planners to bring the public into the design process. Charrettes are now an internationally adopted methodology. People’s views are heard and honoured and planners tap in to a wealth of local knowledge and creativity. However, despite the demonstrable benefits, many communities still remain locked out of the design and decision-making processes in their neighbourhoods and there are still many architects and planners who lack the confidence and expertise to collaborate with the public effectively. It is time to change the way things are done and to bring communities genuinely to the heart of planning and placemaking. Charles Campion’s talk aims to give politicians, practitioners and communities the inspiration to introduce Charrettes in to their planning processes, to build consensus, add value to projects and produce better, more sustainable places. Drawing on international case studies Charles will present the strengths of the Charrette process and show how they can be delivered on a variety of scales, sectors and sites.

Charles Campion AoU
Charles is JTP’s Partner-in-Charge of participatory co-design processes with communities and stakeholders from all backgrounds and sectors. For over 20 years he has led and participated in numerous Charrette processes in the UK and worldwide – these have been for residential-led development of various scales, heritage-led regeneration, urban renaissance and environmental projects. Charles led the JTP team that ran three Charrettes as part of the Scottish Government Charrette Mainstreaming Programme that launched in 2011/12. JTP won the BDonline Architect of the Year Award for Masterplanning and Public Realm 2015 and Building Architectural Practice of the Year 2017 in recognition of their Collaborative Placemaking work across a diverse range of projects.

Charles’ new book entitled ’20/20 Visions: Collaborative Planning and Placemaking’, was published by RIBA Publishing in 2018 and includes guidance and lessons from twenty case studies from around the world..


February 20, 2019
17:00 - 19:00 GMT
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University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building
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