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Form-Based Codes: A Step-by-Step Guide for Communities

Created by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to facilitate the implementation of the GO TO 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan. One of the central goals of the plan is to make the Chicago region a better place to live, which includes having more livable communities. This handbook outlines what form-based codes are, how they are created, and how they can positively impact a community’s livability. The document (PDF) is available to all interested readers free of charge.