Hertfordshire Charrette

An example of testing the options.

Testing the environmental impact of spatial options

The six growth scenarios generated during the Hertfordshire charrette were accompanied by two types of assessment. The first, subjective assessment listed the relative merits of each approach as they emerged in the charrette discussions. The second was the result of a more objective analytical method called the GreenPrint, developed by BRE, to gauge sustainability. The GreenPrint assessment focused on eight sustainability measures : climate, resources, transport, ecology, business, community, placemaking and buildings. Each scenario was assessed and ranked and the results clearly presented in the final report so that informed decisions can be made regarding the appropriateness and benefits of each scenario.

Further reading

The GreenPrint assessment of the transport-oriented scenario

The GreenPrint assessment of the transport-oriented scenario