The Design Charrette

Ways to Envision Sustainable Futures

Editors: Roggema, Rob (Ed.)

  • Provides a theoretical basis for community based planning and design
  • Includes case studies detailing different approaches, time frames and cultures around the world
  • Presents many practical examples of design charrettes in action
  • Integrates lessons from the case studies and examples in a hypothetical charette which can serve as a guideline for organizers and students
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About this book

This book was written to support community involvement in the design process, to help prevent negative outcomes that can result from a top-down design approach. The combination of community involvement and design is, at least in literature, not very extensive. Although much has been written about stakeholder involvement, this is often not directly related to design processes, which – most importantly – deprives community members of the opportunity to design their desired future themselves. The Design Charrette: Ways to Envision Sustainable Futures provides a theoretical foundation establishing the benefits of organizing a design charrette for community-based planning, supported by many practical examples. The book includes sections on collaborative learning, practical guidance, theory and case studies in many different contexts: long and short charrettes, urban and rural subjects, and Dutch, Chinese, Australian, Indian and European examples. Part I: General Theory offers a detailed overview of the charrette process, a chapter on innovations in organizational and community learning and a chapter on shifting paradigms in the design charrette. Part II presents a number of case studies, including the INternational Conference on Renewable Energy Approaches for the Spatial Environment (INCREASE); charrettes accomplished in two days in the communities of Sea Lake and Bendigo in Australia; a chapter on lessons for the future, describing rural participatory design in Rajasthan, India; a description of learning by practice in a high-pressure student atelier; a chapter entitled Design Charrettes for Sustainable Building in China and more. The Design Charrette challenges the conventional wisdom that good design by itself will bring about the benefits the designer envisions. By demonstrating and analyzing the effectiveness of design charrettes in personal development and learning, and as a way to share desired future pathways, the book benefits everyone who may be leading, considering or participating in a design charrette.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • That Stubborn Mr. Vedder

    Roggema, Rob

    Pages 1-11

  • The Design Charrette

    Roggema, Rob

    Pages 15-34

  • Innovations in Organisational and Community Learning

    Vos, Lisa

    Pages 35-59

  • Shifting Paradigms

    Roggema, Rob

    Pages 61-95

  • INternational Conference on Renewable Energy Approaches for the Spatial Environment (INCREASE)

    Roggema, Rob (et al.)

    Pages 99-115

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7031-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7030-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0207-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Design Charrette
Book Subtitle
Ways to Envision Sustainable Futures
Editors
  • Rob Roggema
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7031-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7031-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7030-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0207-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 335
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 220 illustrations in colour
Topics