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Hertfordshire Charrette

An example of the design phase for large scale urban design.

Design workshops in action

The Hertfordshire Charrette explored the most socially sustainable and environmentally sensitive ways to accommodate growth in the years to 2021, while maintaining existing character and landscape. It was initiated by local and national sponsors, including Hertfordshire County Council, the University of Hertfordshire, local landowners and a number of organisations and companies based in the county.

The project involved a seven day long charrette (an intensive design workshop) for the public and private sectors and social and community advocates, alongside a multi-disciplinary design team.

During the charrette six growth ‘scenarios’ or spatial options were generated based on the overall growth projections. Each scenario included more detailed examples of the types of projects or spatial interventions that would support it.

The final report included a critical analysis of each option and an environmental assessment. The design team also provided an analysis of typical urban models, including a critique of the design of one of the towns in the county and case studies such as village and hamlet urban extensions.

Further reading
www.herts.ac.uk/csc/hertfordshire-charrette/home.cfm

Hertfordshire charrette in progress

Hertfordshire charrette in progress
© The University of Hertfordshire
 

Hertfordshire charrette in progress

Hertfordshire charrette in progress
© The University of Hertfordshire
 

The transport-oriented scenario – one of six growth options developed during the charrette

The transport-oriented scenario – one of six growth options developed during the charrette
© Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.
 

A detailed study of the redevelopment potential of the area around the railway station

A detailed study of the redevelopment potential of the area around the railway station in Stevenage (before), illustrating the application of the ‘transport-oriented’ scenario.
© The University of Hertfordshire
 

A detailed study of the redevelopment potential of the area around the railway station

A detailed study of the redevelopment potential of the area around the railway station in Stevenage (after), illustrating the application of the ‘transport-oriented’ scenario.
© The University of Hertfordshire
 

BRE GreenPrint radar sustainability assessment of one of the options

BRE GreenPrint radar sustainability assessment of one of the options
© BRE