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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

MSU’s New Guidebook Helps Communities Understand the Social, Economic Benefits of Placemaking

MSU’s New Guidebook Helps Communities Understand the Social, Economic Benefits of Placemaking

A new guidebook, Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool, has been published by The Land Policy Institute at Michigan State [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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