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A Small City with a Big Vision: Chattanooga’s New Form-Based Code

A Small City with a Big Vision: Chattanooga’s New Form-Based Code

Chattanooga’s form-based code is part of an innovative vision for the city’s economic, environmental and cultural future. Following a recent visit to Chattanooga, Bruce Katz wrote in a Brookings Institute blog, “Something special is happening in Chattanooga.” As Katz points out, too often venture capitalists “pay too little attention to small and mid-sized cities with […]

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FBCI Chair Introduces Form-Based Codes to International Real Estate Audience

FBCI Chair Introduces Form-Based Codes to International Real Estate Audience

The U.S. residential real estate market is undergoing dramatic change; its evolution influenced not by the largest demographic — Baby Boomers — but by their offspring, the Millennials.  Neighborhoods and cities preferred by  most of this generation are those that are  planned and designed with innovative form-based codes. These were some of the key findings […]

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Driehaus Award Presented to Codes in Florida, Washington; Honorable Mention to Tennessee FBC

Driehaus Award Presented to Codes in Florida, Washington; Honorable Mention to Tennessee FBC

June 9, 2016 — The Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) today announced the 2016 Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award is being presented to communities in Florida and Washington for their implementation of innovative and effective codes.  Honorable mention is being made to a Tennessee community. The Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award is sponsored by FBCI with the generous […]

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5 Questions for Joel Russell (about…form-based codes)!

5 Questions for Joel Russell (about…form-based codes)!

Zoning defined by the shape and relation of buildings creates better communities for people of all ages.

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The Frontier of Form-Based Codes

The Frontier of Form-Based Codes

Form-based codes are being tested further up the scale as key tools in regional planning.

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Misconceptions About Form-Based Codes

Misconceptions About Form-Based Codes

If zoning reform is increasingly gaining acceptance, why are there still so many misconceptions?

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Finding The Right Path Through Design Review

Finding The Right Path Through Design Review

Municipalities—searching for ways to better shape development — must tailor their approach to the community’s size and professional resources.

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Ped-Bike Advocates and Urbanists: Get Together

Ped-Bike Advocates and Urbanists: Get Together

It’s about placement of buildings and parking lots and street trees.

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Dialing-In Your Zoning To Fit Your Community

Dialing-In Your Zoning To Fit Your Community

Unlike conventional zoning, FBCs may be finely tuned for each community, according to its unique physical structure.

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Strategies For Project Review Under A Form-Based Code

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