Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Topic: Public Officials

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 Elected and Appointed Officials Need to Know About FBCs (Part 2)

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Arlington County board member Chris Zimmerman shares the experiences he’s gained over the years with the administration of a successful form-based code. Chris will describe the challenges presented by the…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


What Every Attorney and Mayor Should Know About Form-Based Codes

Form-based codes are introduced to attorneys and public officials by attorneys Sam Poole and Dan Slone and planner Bill Spikowski. Poole summarizes the historical antecedents of form-based codes and their…more