Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

FBC101 Virtual Edition

  • November 5 – 3 , 2021
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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FBC 101: The ABCs of Form-Based Codes (Virtual Edition)

FBC101 Virtual Edition consists of four, two-hour sessions, in which participants learn how form-based codes are essentially different from conventional land use regulation and how they have evolved to solve many of the problems created by conventional zoning. The course provides an overview of the process of creating a form-based code, moving from an initial place-based community vision to an adopted code and beyond. Instructors combine lecture and classroom discussion with interactive exercises in observing community built form and shaping public space.  Participants also learn about common misconceptions about form-based codes and the legal basis for form-based codes.

Unlike our in-person, one-day version of FBC 101 class, this virtual edition unfolds over four sessions, and all are required for completion of the 101 class. Please ensure that you can attend all four of these sessions. Eight hours of APA credit are now available.

This class is a prerequisite for FBC 201 (urban design) and FBC 301 (code implementation). Participants who attend all three courses receive a certificate of completion from FBCI.

  • Module 1: Form-based codes – A tool for shaping community form and character.
  • Module 2: Learning what to look for when coding with a form-based code.
  • Module 3: Getting ready for a form-based code.
  • Module 4: Making your form-based code work in your community.

Check back in spring 2022 for our next offering!