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New FBC a Big Win for Winooski

New FBC a Big Win for Winooski

Winooski, a small city in northwestern Vermont that sits at the mouth of the Winooski River, tends to be overshadowed by its far larger and more populous neighbors, Burlington, South Burlington and Colchester. However, the positive effects of the form-based code (FBC) Winooski began implementing in 2015, is helping it to become one of the […]

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From Desert to Oasis: Transformative FBC Will Help Turn a “Big Blank Piece of Sand” Into a Diverse, Attractive Community

From Desert to Oasis: Transformative FBC Will Help Turn a “Big Blank Piece of Sand” Into a Diverse, Attractive Community

At the Congress for the New Urbanism’s (CNU) Charter Awards Ceremony in Seattle on May 5, the Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) announced that Palm Desert, Calif., and Nashville, Tenn., had received the 2017 Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award for their implementation of innovative and effective codes. The Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award is sponsored by FBCI with […]

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Practical Idealism: FBCs as the Framework for Building Sustainable Places

Practical Idealism: FBCs as the Framework for Building Sustainable Places

Great cities, towns and neighborhoods do not develop by trial and error. Rather, their growth is guided by the community vision of those who live and work there. This view underlies the work of Geoff Ferrell and Mary Madden, principals of the Washington, D.C.-based urban design and town planning firm Ferrell Madden, who conduct urban […]

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FBCI announces 2018 winners of the Richard H. Driehaus Form-Based Code Award

FBCI announces 2018 winners of the Richard H. Driehaus Form-Based Code Award

Honoring achievement in the writing and implementation of form-based codes The Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) at Smart Growth America is pleased to announce the winners of the tenth annual award for achievement in the writing and implementation of form-based zoning codes: the Akanda SmartCode for the Akanda Commune in Gabon, Africa and the Beaufort Code, for the City […]

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Form-Based Codes at CNU26

Form-Based Codes at CNU26

If you are going to CNU26 in Savannah, GA later this month, you will have several opportunities to hear some of the Form-Based Codes Institute’s top leaders share their knowledge and experiences with form-based codes. Below are brief descriptions of the sessions where you will be able to learn about the state of the art […]

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Experts Discuss Zoning Reform to Create Vibrant, Walkable, Mixed-Use Communities

Experts Discuss Zoning Reform to Create Vibrant, Walkable, Mixed-Use Communities

How do you create an attractive, accessible, diverse community—a neighborhood that is recognized and celebrated as a great place to live, work and play? Conventional land-use regulations focus on separation of land uses, which results in isolation, suburban sprawl, income- and ethnicity-based segregation and a dearth of attractive public spaces. Car-oriented planning has robbed many […]

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FBCI announces 2018 winners of the Richard H. Driehaus Form-Based Code Award

FBCI announces 2018 winners of the Richard H. Driehaus Form-Based Code Award

Honoring achievement in the writing and implementation of form-based codes The Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) at Smart Growth America is pleased to announce the winners of the tenth annual award for achievement in the writing and implementation of form-based zoning codes: the Akanda SmartCode for the Akanda Commune in Gabon, Africa and the Beaufort Code, for the City […]

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Form-Based Codes at CNU26

Form-Based Codes at CNU26

If you are going to CNU26 in Savannah, GA later this month, you will have several opportunities to hear some of the Form-Based Codes Institute’s top leaders share their knowledge and experiences with form-based codes. Below are brief descriptions of the sessions where you will be able to learn about the state of the art […]

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FBCI Holds Symposium to Explore “Urban Form as a Framework for Healthy Communities ”

FBCI Holds Symposium to Explore “Urban Form as a Framework for Healthy Communities ”

“I have two doctors: my left foot and my right foot.” — G. M. Trevelyan Medical breakthroughs such as new vaccines, therapeutic drugs, surgical procedures and early detection screenings have improved treatment of many illness and injuries. But less attention has been paid to finding ways to prevent the development of avoidable health problems and […]

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