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  • n. A period of intense work, especially group work, undertaken to meet a deadline. Sometimes spelled charette
  • n. Alternative spelling of charret.


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  • About 18 months ago, the Atlanta Regional Commission held a nine-day community planning session, called a charrette, to create designs for six sites within the metro area. - News

  • Shortly before I began my duties with St. Mary's, our sister hospital in Chesterfield County, St. Francis Medical Center, launched a fascinating planning process called a charrette, led by the Miami-based urban planning firm of Duany Plater-Zyberk.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • The charrette is a method to plan not only for the community but with the community.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • A charrette is a word of French origin that refers to an intensive effort to complete a design.

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  • The charrette, which is open to the public, will host a collection of transportation officials, public servants and community leaders interested in revitalizing an area that is considered the gateway into Prince William County from the north.

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  • It will culminate in a short, intensive planning period, referred to as a "charrette," from June 21 to 25.

    Columbia Missourian: Latest Articles

  • That meeting will be followed by another public workshop in February and a four-day 'charrette' in March for citizens, business owners and leaders to hammer out the specific regulations for the areas.

    Cincinnati.Com - All Local News

  • Much of this arts development effort stems from the 2005 "charrette" sessions organized by the Knight Foundation, which developed a plan to revitalize Duluth's city center.


  • A kind of charrette process (although I think the term and idea of a charrette is overused, there are many other equivalent processes) where everyone is open, people have their say, and the developers and architects are truly engaged.

    Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

  • The team is hosting a design session called a "charrette" that's intended to involve the public through briefings, walking tours and interviews. - Local


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  • Penny was often "en charette," as they say in the business (meaning "in the cart"—in nineteenth-century Paris, a cart carried student architectural drawings on their way to be judged, and the students would sometimes jump on to make last-minute alterations; hence, meaning working up to the deadline, pulling an all-nighter.)

    Charles Rowan Beye, My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man's Odyssey (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012), p. 167

    March 6, 2016

  • The Baltimore County Office of Planning and the Turner Station Charrette Steering Committee are jointly hosting a six-day charrette for community members to share their vision for how best to revitalize the residential neighborhoods of the Turner Station community in Dundalk. The Steering Committee will lead the community through a planning process, called a charrette, in which residents work alongside urban designers to develop guidelines for infill development, housing rehabilitation, and homeownership incentive programs, as well as identifying potential for small neighborhood businesses.

    April 15, 2009