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Collaborative Participation: Masterplanning / Charrette Training For Young Planners

A Scottish Young Planners' Network Event

Thursday, 08 October 2015 at 3:00PM - 7:00PM
A+DS Office, Bakehouse Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD
RTPI Scotland



RTPI Scottish Young Planners’ Network is delighted to welcome Kevin Murray and Husam AlWaer to deliver this event for Young Planners.

This is an intensive, participatory workshop that combines a site visit, short lectures and an applied group project.

This is a hands-on “learning by doing” exercise that seeks to give young planners an opportunity to work together in a collaborative project to develop a strategy and brief for a real area.

This exercise is ideal for young professionals who wish to expand their collaborative and place-based skills, and participate in a charrette-type mode, drawing lessons from experience of the Scottish Government’s Charrette programme.


The workshop combines:

  1. Two short introductory lectures about the exercise, roles and approaches to exploring the future;
  2. A site orientation exercise, including a site visit (weather permitting);
  3. A collaborative workshop exercise devising spatial strategies; and 
  4. Presentation and review of outputs and lessons learned.


  1.  Appreciate the role, benefits, and practical limitations of a 
  2. charrette exercise;
  3. Understand applicability at different scale levels;
  4. Comprehend the key issues and organisational realities;
  5. Understand the facilitation, specialist and community dimensions;
  6. The benefits of a structured and integrative approach;
  7. The hands-on benefits form collaborative interaction; and
  8. Diverse knowledge and skills from practical application – analysis, teamwork, presentation etc.


This event is FREE to RTPI Members (Student, Licentiate, Chartered) but is limited to 25 places, so places must be booked.  

You must be a Young Planner (in the first 10 years of your planning career). Email to book your place.

It would be helpful to our tutors if you could state in your email how much experience of masterplanning/charrettes you already have, and what stage you are at of your planning career.