Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Topic: Communities

Using an NCI Charrette to Create a Vision for a Form-Based Code

A FREE, joint webinar between the Form-Based Codes Institute and the National Charrette Institute. Speakers shared their experiences using NCI charrette workshops to develop form-based codes in Norman, OK and…more

It Takes A Village: Involving the Public in Planning Decisions

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Even the best form-based code only makes a difference once it gets adopted. In this 90-minute session, Jennifer Hurley presents principles and tools for positive community engagement that can help…more

What Every Public Official Should Know About Form-Based Codes (Part 1)

Cincinnati’s Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls speaks directly to public officials – elected and appointed – including those serving on committees, commissions and community councils. She presents the strategic case for…more


Form-Based Codes for Small Towns (Part 1)

Stefan Pellegrini shows how form-based codes may be used to preserve and guide development in small towns and rural communities, looking at towns as small as 5,000 people, with applications…more

Coding Corridors: Opportunities and Challenges

Corridors are carriers of life in a region, passageways serving as edges and connectors. Kaizer Rangwala discusses the particular challenges of planning for corridors, man-made and natural. From a theoretical…more

Idealism Meets Pragmatism: Transforming the Suburbs Step by Step

Geoffrey Ferrell and Jason Beske demonstrate how to begin to build a desirable place where the existing urban fabric is less than ideal (“sub-urban”). Case studies taken from a suburban…more

How Form-Based Codes Can Transform Cities and Towns

This 90-minute session by three experts, including a planner, a city designer and an attorney, is an ideal introduction for planners, commissioners, council members, architects, developers, consultants, interested citizens and…more