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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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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 late September, calls for the development of “high-density and multifamily zoning,” “streamlining or shortening permitting processes and timelines,” and allowing “by-right development,” all of which are in line with elements t of form-based codes.   The […]

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Lisa Wise Will Discuss the Future Development of Cities at Prestigious Real Estate Symposium

Lisa Wise Will Discuss the Future Development of Cities at Prestigious Real Estate Symposium

Chairperson Lisa Wise will represent FBCI at the Global Cities in an Era of Change 2016 symposium, March 30-April 1, at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. The symposium will unite thought-leaders and decision-makers to address the challenges and opportunities the real estate industry faces as the built environment adapts to meet the needs of […]

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New FBC 101 on Planetizen!

New FBC 101 on Planetizen!

Planetizen Courses and FBCI partner to create “Form-Based Codes 101” training series

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The Frontier of Form-Based Codes

The Frontier of Form-Based Codes

Form-based codes are being tested further up the scale as key tools in regional planning.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Form-Based Codes

A Step-by-Step Guide to Form-Based Codes

FBCI was very pleased to discover Form-Based Codes: A Step-by-Step Guide for Communities, recently published by the Chicago regional planning agency, CMAP. In fact, we like this little booklet so much that we’ve put our imprimatur on it showing our endorsement. This well-illustrated CMAP handbook explains what form-based codes are, that their purpose is to make places. In clear and concise language,  […]

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Cincinnati Neighborhood Adopts Form-Based Code

Cincinnati Neighborhood Adopts Form-Based Code

How to make a big city Form-Based Code? An important effort is underway in Cincinnati, where the city’s new code was adopted in May. Although citywide, the code depends on neighborhoods to take charge of their own development. It is intended to apply to 42 neighborhoods throughout the city, making it one of the largest […]

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An Architect’s New Media

An Architect’s New Media

for Designers + Builders A new book by Steve Mouzon, New Media for Designers + Builders, is a must read for entrepreneurs working in any part of community development. Mouzon is author of The Original Green and writes a popular blog of the same name. In this new book he tells his own story, as […]

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