charrette shəˈret : A charrette is an intensive, multi-disciplinary workshop with the aim of developing a design for a project or planning activity. This participatory planning session provides a forum for citizens, designers, and other stakeholders to share ideas and collaborate on a collective vision for a community site or plan.
The Resilient Ready Tampa Bay project team hosted a three-day charrette for each of the three local government study sites in late April. The charrettes convened a team of multidisciplinary professionals, such as planners, urban designers, landscape architects, engineers, and hydrologists, along with municipal staff and other local stakeholders. Each charrette included a site visit day and two hands-on design session days to better understand the current and future threats and to create physical and planning adaptations for the site. Charrette participants developed implementation-ready flood mitigation designs and cost-benefit information that can be used for State and Federal grants. At the conclusion of the project, local government participants and subject matter experts convened for a half-day symposium event in June.