NCI Charrette

This 3-day training illustrates the capability of the NCI Charrette System™ for all aspects of community planning. Participants learn the practical NCI Charrette System™ skills, tools and techniques through new interactive, hands-on exercises practiced on four case study types:
  • Sustainable community planning
  • Regional/comprehensive planning
  • Transportation/infrastructure planning
  • Transit oriented development planning

For course agenda and more information about the course, click here.



March 22-24, 2018

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About The National Charrette Institute

The National Charrette Institute (NCI) is a nonprofit educational institution. We teach the transformative process of Dynamic Planning to create healthy community plans.

We help people build community capacity for collaboration to create healthy community plans. We teach professionals and community leaders the art and science of Dynamic Planning, a holistic, collaborative planning process that harnesses the talents and energies of all interested parties to create and support a feasible plan. And we advance the fields of community planning and public involvement through research and publications.

Bill Lennertz, Steve Coyle and Aarin Lutzenhiser co-founded NCI in order to create the first professional education venue for the Charrette and the Dynamic Planning Process. Bill Lennertz, NCI’s Executive Director, is leading 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 for the Dynamic Planning curriculum.


University of Miami School of Architecture
1215 Theo Dickinson Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Rinker Classroom 


You may park at one of the Yellow lots adjacent to the School of Architecture. Decals are not required this time of year.




A list of University recommended hotels are available at the following link

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be made in writing seven days prior to the start of the course, and will be made less a $50 processing fee. Refund requests must be made in writing prior to the start of the course. Refund requests will not be accepted seven days prior to the course. You may send a replacement, transfer requests must be made in writing.