FBCI is pleased to welcome seven new Board members in 2015.
Form-based codes are now part of planning for U.S. military bases worldwide.
The City of Marquette (City) requests the submission of proposals from land use planning consulting firms to prepare a major update to our land use ordinances (Zoning, Sign, Fence, and Subdivision), with the goal of combining them into one Modern Land Development Code document. Firms replying should have demonstrated ability in land use ordinance revisions […]
Most of us know that a healthy lifestyle involves eating high-quality, nutritious food, getting regular exercise and plenty of rest, reducing stress and living in surroundings that lift the spirits. Unfortunately, typical American lifestyles often make it logistically — and in some cases, financially — difficult to maintain such a lifestyle. Many of us spend […]
Great cities, towns and neighborhoods do not develop by trial and error. Rather, their growth is guided by the community vision of those who live and work there. This view underlies the work of Geoff Ferrell and Mary Madden, principals of the Washington, D.C.-based urban design and town planning firm Ferrell Madden, who conduct urban […]
Form-based codes are a big improvement over conventional zoning, but that’s a hard argument to make if advocates have a poor understanding of zoning and its history. Zoning is one of the least understood undercurrents shaping our world and experience. As affordable housing is increasingly out of reach for many Americans and the planet heats […]
The Signage Foundation, a research organization based in Washington, D.C., is partnering with faculty and graduate students at Michigan State University on a research project that focuses on signage, urban design and form-based codes. This project is in its early stages; the research team has completed a literature review and is starting to conduct field […]
The Code offers exemplary provisions for transitioning an auto-oriented suburban area into a walkable urban and transit-ready environment. Innovations…more
The highly descriptive Code and Guidelines provide a strong and enforceable framework for good urban development. The clear metrics,…more
The Code is a well prepared unified development ordinance that integrates new walkable urban districts within the existing pattern…more
A code that directs a strong integration of regulation, market activity, and place-making goals within varied development contexts.
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The City of Marquette (City) requests the submission of proposals from land use planning consulting …
Most of us know that a healthy lifestyle involves eating high-quality, nutritious food, getting regular …
Great cities, towns and neighborhoods do not develop by trial and error. Rather, their growth …