NCI Charrette

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NCI at Michigan State University

This 2.5-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



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October 4-6, 2019

Friday, October 4: 1PM-5PM

Saturday, October 5: 8:30AM-5PM

Sunday, October 6: 8:30AM-5PM


About The National Charrette Institute

The National Charrette Institute (NCI) is a program within the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University that is dedicated to transforming the way people work together by building capacity for collaboration.

NCI trains and supports professionals and community leaders in the NCI Charrette System – an accelerated, collaborative, design-based process that harnesses the talents and energies of all interested stakeholders to create and support a feasible plan. Through research and publication, NCI continues to bring innovation to the process of transformative collaboration. Collaborative decision-making that is based on shared values produces holistic solutions. The work of the National Charrette Institute is grounded in four fundamental values:

  • A holistic solution requires a holistic process in which all viewpoints are represented.
  • Openness about assumptions, process, and data builds trust and engagement in the process.
  • When all relevant stakeholders are present at key decision points, shared learning leads to new understanding and to changes in people’s perceptions and positions.
  • Designing a shared solution in detail is the best tool for resolving conflict and achieving a shared vision.

David Brain, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, New College of Florida. will lead the training along with Adam Cook, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, New College of Florida.


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


The University of Miami now utilizes Pay-by-Phone 7-days a week. Your registration fee includes the cost of parking in the Yellow Zone, however, you must register your license plate in advance. We will send you a link by email the week of the course.
If you choose to park at a meter, please pay as described on the meter. Do not park at an inoperative meter. A citation may be issued to a vehicle parked at an inoperative meter.  




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.