Last night, Mayor Cicilline promised to conduct the process of creating neighborhood plans, a revised citywide Comprehensive Plan and, ultimately, revised Zoning Ordinance by engaging the public in a process of discussion, priority-setting and planning that will occupy at least the next year. He was speaking to an audience of neighborhood activists at the Public Safety Complex auditorium in response to their invitiation to lay out his proposed process for planning in each Providence neighborhood.

The Mayor will publicly announce his plan at a press conference today.

These long-awaited neighborhood plans will identify development and preservation priorities of residents and other stakeholders (such as institutions and businesses). The process outlined includes two citywide “charrettes” in the fall, with neighborhood planning beginning next January. The City’s Deputy Director of Planning and Development, Linda Painter, said that they would use a process called “Dynamic Planning.”


atear · June 1, 2006 at 8:39 pm

Also, the National Charrette Institute has good description of “what is a charrette”.

It will be interesting to see whether the city and the citizens will be able to invest in the full multi-day Charrette process as described by the NCI.

atear · June 1, 2006 at 8:36 pm

A description of dynamic planning can be found at the National Charrette Institute.

“Dynamic Planning is a three-part approach for leveraging positive change in public and private planning efforts. The process commences with the Charrette Preparation phase, followed by the NCI Charrette acting as a fulcrum at the middle phase, and closes with the Plan Implementation phase.”

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