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Sharon E. Sutton
ARCH 576
Seattle Campus

Community Leadership Practices

Examines how to facilitate community design processes. Explores theories and methods of participation and applies them to creating community visioning tools. These tools are put to use during the spring charrette when city officials, neighborhood residents, K-12 students, and others create a shared vision for their community. Offered: W.

Class description

Expands students capacity to be effective practitioners by introducing them to public participation processes. Explores theories of leadership and vision building, and applies them to organizing public participation in the Annual Design Charrette

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures and field work

Recommended preparation

Experience with design studio and/or field work

Class assignments and grading

Reading literature, attending client meetings, conducting and analyzing interviews, creating a visioning tool, making presentations

Class participation (25%/individual), interview sssignment (35%/team), visioning tool (40%/team)


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Sharon E. Sutton
Date: 12/31/2002