Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Topic: Downtowns

Form-Based Codes for Small Towns: The Traditional Town Center

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George Proakis continues the conversation about smaller towns and villages, focusing on strategies for the traditional town center. He draws upon his own work using form-based codes to conserve the…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

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