Community Placemaking & Community Design Charrette
The Design Wisconsin Team’s charrette is called a “Visit”. The Visit takes place over 3-days featuring a variety of public engagement activities beginning with a meet-and-greet on a Thursday evening and culminating in a final public presentation on a Saturday evening. The public engagement activities are designed to collect knowledge while informing residents of community issues and opportunities. Care is taken to take into account include the diversity of the community members as well as the diverse nature of issues and concerns. A team of volunteer design and planning professionals will collect the information from the community and quickly convert it into visual representations of the community’s future.
To apply for a visit, please contact your local UW-Extension Educator/Agent. They will guide you through the application process, build community capacity for the visit, and assist with implementation.
The Community Design Team is an opportunity to bring a volunteer team of planning and design professionals into your community to help you discover the short-, medium-, and long-range visions of your future.
Assists with creating vibrant and engaging communities that make it easier to recruit and retain residents, sustain a robust labor force and enhance local quality of life. Public gathering places will foster community connections and provide accessible locations for the programming and amenities local residents desire—with the additional benefit of boosting foot traffic for area businesses.
The BIL includes special provision for rural communities, and many programs have portions of grant funding reserved for rural communities. Ensuring rural Wisconsin has access to BIL funding is a high priority of WEDC and the Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP).
Workforce Development Boards
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) serve as strategic conveners to promote and broker effective relationships between the businesses and the economic, education, and workforce partners throughout their area.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
201 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703