Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Courses & Webinars

Courses Webinars

Core Curriculum

The Form-Based Codes Institute has developed a 3-course curriculum of one introductory and two advanced courses. The introductory course provides a basic yet comprehensive understanding of form-based codes – their history, components, legal underpinnings, and case studies illustrating common applications. The advanced courses, which may be taken in either order, teach advanced skills in code creation and implementation, and include “hands on” interactive exercises. FBCI awards a certificate of completion to individuals who complete all three. In addition, graduates of the 3-course series are invited to join our CodeTalk listserv for ongoing discussions among themselves and instructors. The three courses are:

FBCI instructors are nationally prominent form-based coding practitioners, professionals in the fields of planning, architecture, urban design, and land use law.

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FBCI’s webinars offer an excellent overview and insights into the intricacies of form-based coding. We have grouped the recorded webinars into three educational series for planners, designers and community leaders. We continue to produce new webinars as well. View upcoming and past webinars that are available as recordings.