Since 1981, approximately 400 form-based codes (FBCs) have been prepared for communities across the US, …
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.
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 […]
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
Joel Russell, FBCI’s Executive Director, spoke at the second international Future of Places conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 1 and 2, 2014. He presented a paper entitled “The Form-Based Code as a Tool of Intentional Placemaking” and also did a presentation on the interrelationships between zoning and street design. The conference focused on […]