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Misconceptions About Form-Based Codes

Misconceptions About Form-Based Codes

Originally published in Better! Cities and Towns Since 1981, approximately 400 form-based codes (FBCs) have been prepared for communities across the US, and as of 2012, 252 of them have been adopted. Eighty-two percent of the adoptions have taken place in the past 10 years. But as exciting as that may be, what’s more exciting […]

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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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FBCI Fundraiser: Zoning for Walkable Communities

FBCI Fundraiser: Zoning for Walkable Communities

Support FBCI’s Fundraiser: Zoning for Walkable Communities and donate today!

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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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FBCI News

Joel Russell Takes Form-Based Codes to Latin America

Joel Russell Takes Form-Based Codes to Latin America

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 […]

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FBCI Fundraiser: Zoning for Walkable Communities

FBCI Fundraiser: Zoning for Walkable Communities

Support FBCI’s Fundraiser: Zoning for Walkable Communities and donate today!

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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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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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