Residents of East Hampton, Long Island recently participated in a series of charrettes led by Dodson & Flinker as part of the East Hampton Hamlets Study. Each hamlet had two days of site tours, discussions, and interactive workshops which included mapping and physical modelling. Residents came together to share concerns, identify opportunities, and envision how the hamlets’ commercial centers can face their unique challenges while maintaining or improving their distinctive character. The workshops focused on physical planning strategies for the challenges posed by rapidly rising property values, traffic congestion, walkability, and how the commercial centers can better serve residents. The team conducted charrettes in Springs, Wainscott, East Hampton Hamlet, and Amagansett, and will hold charrettes in Montauk in September.