Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America


 ABCs of Form-Based Codes

FBC 101 is an intensive, in-person, one-day class 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 a hands-on exercise 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.  This class is prerequisite for FBC 201 (urban design) and FBC 301 (code implementation). Participants who attend all three courses receive a certificate of completion from FBCI.

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Participants collaborate on building form and public space standards during FBC 101 in Las Vegas.

Roger Eastman of Lisa Wise Consultants teaches during FBC 101 in Las Vegas.