Fuss & O’Neill’s Regional Planning Director, Arnold Robinson, AICP, recently completed the National Charrette Institute’s (NCI) certificate training. With this distinction, he is certified to design and run large-scale community design and planning charrettes. A charrette is an intensive planning session where key stakeholders, members of the community, and designers collaborate to find the best vision for the community development plan. It provides immediate feedback to the designers and allows for equal participation for those in the community. Arnold has led or participated in more than 30 charrettes throughout his career.
The National Charrette Institute is a program at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI and is affiliated with the School of Planning, Design, and Construction. The NCI trains professionals and community leaders to hold collaborative and innovative, design-based charrettes around the United States and Canada. Arnold is one of 3,600 people throughout North America who holds certification with the NCI.