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FBCI Symposium Will Explore How Cities Can Be Redeveloped to Improve Public Health

FBCI Symposium Will Explore How Cities Can Be Redeveloped to Improve Public Health

Most of us know that a healthy lifestyle involves eating high-quality, nutritious food, getting regular exercise and plenty of rest, [...]

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 [...]

FBCI Book Review: Zoned in the USA

FBCI Book Review: Zoned in the USA

Form-based codes are a big improvement over conventional zoning, but that’s a hard argument to make if advocates have a [...]

New Research on Signs Within a Walkable Street Environment by Roger Eastman

New Research on Signs Within a Walkable Street Environment by Roger Eastman

The Signage Foundation, a research organization based in Washington, D.C., is partnering with faculty and graduate students at Michigan State [...]

Bringing User-Friendly Spaces to Costa Rica Requires Working with What Is and What Can Be

Bringing User-Friendly Spaces to Costa Rica Requires Working with What Is and What Can Be

What’s the best way to introduce the first form-based code in an entire country? A team led by architect and [...]

A Message From Our Chairperson

A Message From Our Chairperson

Greetings! In this column, I want to focus on how the built environment affects health and, specifically, the health and [...]

Voting with Their Feet: Study Tracks the Growing Popularity of Walkable Urban Metro Areas

Voting with Their Feet: Study Tracks the Growing Popularity of Walkable Urban Metro Areas

Walkable urban places (WalkUPs) have sprouted up in all 30 of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas and increasingly are sought [...]

Leading from in Front and from Behind: Opticos Design Uses a Grassroots Approach to Improve Urban Planning

Leading from in Front and from Behind: Opticos Design Uses a Grassroots Approach to Improve Urban Planning

“When listeners become leaders, the world changes.” –Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck Traditionally, U.S. cities and towns are planned and designed by [...]

Form-Based Codes Create Communities Where Residents Can Comfortably Age in Place

Form-Based Codes Create Communities Where Residents Can Comfortably Age in Place

What type of community do you want to live in once you reach retirement age? Although many seniors have opted [...]

2016 Driehaus Award Winning FBCs Reflect the Unique Character, Aspirations of the Cities They Help to Reshape

2016 Driehaus Award Winning FBCs Reflect the Unique Character, Aspirations of the Cities They Help to Reshape

    Last June, FBCI presented the 2016 Driehaus Form-Based Code Award to Delray Beach, Fla., and Lacey, Wash., and [...]

City of Buffalo Green Code Implementation Program

City of Buffalo Green Code Implementation Program

Buffalo is in the process of adopting the Buffalo Green Code, which includes a comprehensive update of the city’s 63-year [...]

Obama Administration’s Housing Development “Toolkit”

Obama Administration’s Housing Development “Toolkit”

The toolkit promotes urban zoning reform to increase and diversify housing availability The toolkit, which the White House released in [...]

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.” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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