Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

5 Questions for Joel Russell (about…form-based codes)!

Originally published and distributed to the AARP Livable Communities email list

Zoning defined by the shape and relation of buildings, rather than their use, creates better communities for people of all ages. Form-based coding is an approach to zoning that helps to give us the kind of livable, walkable communities we want. Read my answers to five questions about FBCs, posed by the AARP.

5 Questions for Joel Russell

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About the Author

Joel Russell has been writing zoning codes, including many form-based codes (FBCs), for more than a quarter century. He served for two years as FBCI's executive director.