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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

Moreover, it’s not just about what is between the curbs. It’s about placement of buildings and parking lots and street trees. It’s about the codes that determine how streets are designed and buildings interact with the public space. It’s about street networks and size of blocks and how it all fits together. It’s about creating a place.

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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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Blog

FBCI Instructor:  Goes to School on Form-Based Codes

FBCI Instructor: Goes to School on Form-Based Codes

Tony Perez, Opticos Design’s Director of Form-Based Coding, has gone back to school this spring, teaching a graduate-level studio dedicated to Form-Based Coding at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA. While some universities invite guest lecturers to speak about FBCs, Perez’s class, “Form-Based Codes in the Context of Integrated Urbanism,” is one of the […]

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Joel Russell of Form-Based Codes Institute Quoted in Hartford Business

Joel Russell of Form-Based Codes Institute Quoted in Hartford Business

Hartford Business.com quotes Joel Russell, Executive Director of Form-Based Codes Institute and Alan Mammoser, Program Director on how the Hartford Group and the town of Simsbury, CT developed a form based codes and are using it to market the Farmington Valley office campus

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2014  Driehaus Award

2014 Driehaus Award

The Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award is presented annually by FBCI with the generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust. The selection is rigorous and is made by a Jury of distinguished professionals. The award recognizes excellence in the writing and implementation of form-based codes. Award winners include codes for corridors, neighborhoods, and […]

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FBCI News

Bridgeport, CT Becomes First FBCI City Sponsor

Bridgeport, CT Becomes First FBCI City Sponsor

City Sponsorship gives city planning staff free access to FBCI webinars as well as expert guidance and education on how to reform city zoning and use form-based codes.

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Cincinnati Form Based Codes takes CNU’s Grand Prize

Cincinnati Form Based Codes takes CNU’s Grand Prize

The Form Based Codes Institute is pleased to congratulate the City of Cincinnati for its Grand Prize Award at the Congress for New Urbanism’s Charter Awards  for the creation of a CityWide Form Based Codes.  Cincinnati is the first to receive this award under the newly created category Best Planning Tool or Process.  Opticos Design, […]

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Greetings from FBCI’s New Executive Director

Greetings from FBCI’s New Executive Director

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to followers of FBCI’s blog, having the honor of becoming the Form-Based Codes Institute’s first full-time Executive Director on February 1, 2014. I have embarked on a journey of listening and learning to better understand what FBCI has been and can become in the future.

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RFPs

Orange County FL Land Development Code

Orange County FL Land Development Code

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners, Orange County, Florida, invites interested parties to submit proposals for the development of an Orange County sustainable land development code.

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Chattanooga TN Downtown Area

Chattanooga TN Downtown Area

The City of Chattanooga desires a form-based code for the downtown area that will serve as the template for other existing or emerging urban centers throughout the community.

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RFP: Winooski, VT

RFP: Winooski, VT

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, on behalf of the City of Winooski, Vermont, is requesting proposals for consultant services to assist with the development of form-based codes.

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