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A Small City with a Big Vision: Chattanooga’s New Form-Based Code

A Small City with a Big Vision: Chattanooga’s New Form-Based Code

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 […]

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FBCI Chair Introduces Form-Based Codes to International Real Estate Audience

FBCI Chair Introduces Form-Based Codes to International Real Estate Audience

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 […]

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Driehaus Award Presented to Codes in Florida, Washington; Honorable Mention to Tennessee FBC

Driehaus Award Presented to Codes in Florida, Washington; Honorable Mention to Tennessee FBC

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 […]

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Zoning and Streets:  Uniting or Dividing Communities

Zoning and Streets: Uniting or Dividing Communities

“Form-based codes aren’t cheap. If we keep the existing zoning map and add some building-form standards, we’d be almost there.” Some planning directors have had these hopeful thoughts when deciding whether to pursue a form-based code. The question acknowledges the need to make changes to zoning, but naively hopes for simple tweaks. Zoning that effectively […]

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Job Opening in Florida, Director of Sustainable Development

Job Opening in Florida, Director of Sustainable Development

CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE, FL DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT The City of Fort Lauderdale is the seventh largest city in Florida and the largest of Broward County’s 31 municipalities.  The City prides itself on its collaborative working relationships within the community and has been ranked as one of the nation’s best cities in a variety […]

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A Message From Our Chairperson

A Message From Our Chairperson

Greetings! I’m pleased to update you on some changes at FBCI over the past few months. We moved our headquarters from Chicago to Washington, D.C. and brought on some new board members. We’ve also welcomed aboard Marta Goldsmith as FBCI’s new Executive Director. Marta, who has a strong urban planning background, will run the Institute’s […]

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Job Opening in Florida, Director of Sustainable Development

Job Opening in Florida, Director of Sustainable Development

CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE, FL DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT The City of Fort Lauderdale is the seventh largest city in Florida and the largest of Broward County’s 31 municipalities.  The City prides itself on its collaborative working relationships within the community and has been ranked as one of the nation’s best cities in a variety […]

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A Message From Our Chairperson

A Message From Our Chairperson

Greetings! I’m pleased to update you on some changes at FBCI over the past few months. We moved our headquarters from Chicago to Washington, D.C. and brought on some new board members. We’ve also welcomed aboard Marta Goldsmith as FBCI’s new Executive Director. Marta, who has a strong urban planning background, will run the Institute’s […]

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A Message From Our Chairperson

A Message From Our Chairperson

FBCI is growing in 2016! We are pleased to announce that the Richard H. Driehaus Lead Charitable Trust has offered a generous 2:1 match, up to a total of $90,000, for donations received by FBCI in 2016.

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