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Community Engagement |  Design Charrettes

We believe that charrettes offer a unique mechanism to engage communities on sustainable place-making and urban design in a manner that is open, participatory, engaging, and transparent.


Charrette Organisation and Facilitation

Ironside Farrar have developed an approach to the charrette process working closely with Scottish Government & Local Authorities. Lessons learnt, extending & building on best practice, have been tested across Community Expansion Areas (Perth West), City Centre Projects (George Street, Edinburgh) Rural Regeneration (Upper Nithsdale) and from design charrettes (Irvine Town Centre) to planning charrettes (Kirkcaldy Victoria Road )and community based programmes and initiatives (Durness / Tiree).


A quality charrette engagement process is dependent upon quality of facilitation and a broad, inclusive audience embracing all stakeholder interests that include residents and businesses, Council Members and Officers in key decision-making roles, Community Council representatives, Community Groups (e.g. with civic, environmental or local heritage agenda) and the Community Planning Partners responsible for service delivery.


For more information please contact: Julian Farrar click here to email Julian

Community Engagement Event North Dunfermline
Community Engagement Event. North Dunfermline Housing
Design Charrette. Victoria Road Corridor, Kirkcaldy
Community Engagement. Beauly-Denny Overhead Line
Community Engagaement. Tiree Onshore Operations and Maintenance Scenario Mapping
Design Charrette. Sandown, Nairn
The Helix is Happening. Consultation Event
Community Engagement Responses. Dalgety Bay Town Centre Framework
Community Engagement. Trump International Golf, Aberdeen
Community Engagement. Gowkthrapple Community Garden
Community Engagement. Dornoch Economic Masterplan