Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

An Introduction to Form-Based Codes

FBCI Executive Director Joel Russell and board chair Mary Madden have coauthored a new introduction to Form-Based Codes, now published on Planners Web. The 4-part series offers a very useful and thorough overview for citizen and professional planners. The entire group may be accessed on-line or downloaded by clicking here.

Part 1: What Is a Form-Based Code?

Part 2: The Emergence of Form-Based Codes

Part 3: Typical Elements of a Form-Based Code

Part 4: How Form-Based Codes Are Written

Readers will learn why FBCs are important, how they differ from conventional zoning, and how they can help communities bring to life their visions for the future. Popular misconceptions about form-based codes are explained and corrected.


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