Charrettes can work in any community around the world. The case studies demonstrate that successful charrette processes have been run in cultures and places as diverse as Australia and Iceland, China and the Middle East, Canada and Germany, and they prove that culture and context is no barrier to a successful process. Charrettes can be tailored to any scale and type of built environment project, from town or regional planning to neighbourhood revitalisation and the design of buildings. By taking a holistic, placemaking approach to the site concerned, the initial stimulus for the charrette becomes a catalyst for the wider revitalisation of an area and be supported by all. The case studies include charrettes that were held for specific purposes, such as post-tornado recovery, addressing economic decline, agreeing flood protection works and the introduction of earthquake-strengthening legislation.