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FBCI Book Review: Zoned in the USA

FBCI Book Review: Zoned in the USA

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 […]

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FBC 101 on Planetizen

FBC 101 on Planetizen

A new on-line version of the popular course, FBC 101: The ABCs of Form-Based Codes

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An Introduction to Form-Based Codes

An Introduction to Form-Based Codes

A 4-part series that provides a very useful and thorough overview for citizen planners

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FBCI Instructor Goes to School for Form-Based Codes

FBCI Instructor Goes to School for Form-Based Codes

Tony Perez, Opticos Design’s Director of Form-Based Coding, is teaching a graduate-level studio Cal Poly Pomona

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Visualizing Better Rules

Visualizing Better Rules

Form-based codes can transform the development of public spaces. Watch this video to see transformations taking place one step at a time.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Form-Based Codes

A Step-by-Step Guide to Form-Based Codes

FBCI was very pleased to discover Form-Based Codes: A Step-by-Step Guide for Communities, recently published by the Chicago regional planning agency, CMAP. In fact, we like this little booklet so much that we’ve put our imprimatur on it showing our endorsement. This well-illustrated CMAP handbook explains what form-based codes are, that their purpose is to make places. In clear and concise language,  […]

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An Architect’s New Media

An Architect’s New Media

for Designers + Builders A new book by Steve Mouzon, New Media for Designers + Builders, is a must read for entrepreneurs working in any part of community development. Mouzon is author of The Original Green and writes a popular blog of the same name. In this new book he tells his own story, as […]

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Form-Based Codes, Flagstaff & Education

Form-Based Codes, Flagstaff & Education

A key ingredient to our success in Flagstaff: it is the essential importance of education from the very beginning to help city officials and all residents gain understanding of Smart Growth principles and FBCs.

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