It’s actually been around for a while, and we’re surprised it hasn’t caught on yet in Burbank. In six months it will: we’ll soon be seeing this word used in every staff report.
It’s the perfect word for glamorizing/legitimizing both big growth and the intrusion of big outside developers and their influence, with the supposed community in mind. And it’s so artsy!
Charrettes can be intimidating. Often in these intensive, user-focused design workshops, facilitators are working with a community they are not themselves a part of. The facilitators are chiefly concerned about participation and buy-in, and whether outcome-focused exercises will sink in with those unfamiliar with the design process.
Get ready. Pretty soon they’ll all be charretting about everything.