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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Zoning defined by the shape and relation of buildings creates better communities for people of all ages.
Form-based codes (FBCs) allow communities to implement a plan