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Like the Oscars, but for zoning

Like the Oscars, but for zoning

The Richard H. Driehaus Form-Based Code Award is back for its 12th year! If your community has adopted a form-based code that is promoting people-scaled development and a mix of uses, send us your code. The Driehaus Award recognizes exemplary form-based codes that advance the practice of form-based zoning in both composition and implementation. Both […]

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Don’t miss our next webinar: Using an NCI charrette to create a vision for a form-based code

Don’t miss our next webinar: Using an NCI charrette to create a vision for a form-based code

Wednesday, November 20 at 1 p.m. ET | Register >> Form-based zoning codes are designed to be the regulatory framework that implements a shared vision. As communities across the country rework antiquated zoning codes or write new ones, they must first reach consensus on that vision. But creating the vision can be a time consuming […]

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New zoning makes New Rochelle’s vision a reality

New zoning makes New Rochelle’s vision a reality

Rendering of New Rochelle’s Division Street under the downtown’s form-based code. (Image: Ideally New Rochelle, used with permission) New Rochelle, New York struggled for years to stimulate catalytic development in it’s downtown. Now, this New York City suburb is emerging as a walkable, transit-oriented hub for residents to live, work, and play. A form-based code […]

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Announcing 2021 Driehaus Award Winner: The Evolution of Form-Based Codes

Announcing 2021 Driehaus Award Winner: The Evolution of Form-Based Codes

Today, the Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America is thrilled to announce the winner of the fifteenth annual Richard H. Driehaus Form-Based Code Award for achievement in the writing and implementation of a stellar form-based zoning code–the City of South Bend Zoning Ordinance for the City of South Bend, Indiana. City of South Bend […]

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Webinar recap: Tools and techniques for virtual community engagement

Webinar recap: Tools and techniques for virtual community engagement

Last week, we hosted “Tools and techniques for virtual community engagement,” the second of three webinars hosted by the Form-Based Codes Institute and the National Charrette Institute. Speakers explained how to develop a framework for thinking about how people engage online and shared specific approaches to virtual community engagement in Kalamazoo, MI and Cambridge, MA. […]

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Progress & preservation in award winning zoning codes

Progress & preservation in award winning zoning codes

Two very different communities are taking home the 2020 Driehaus Award.

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Progress & preservation in award winning zoning codes

Progress & preservation in award winning zoning codes

Two very different communities are taking home the 2020 Driehaus Award.

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Virtual engagement: A springboard for inclusive community planning

Virtual engagement: A springboard for inclusive community planning

Although “business as usual” is not an option today for most local governments, many continue to move forward with important projects, finding new and innovative ways to engage the public in planning for smarter growth. The Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) is partnering with the National Charrette Institute (NCI) to host a webinar series featuring the tools, techniques, and equity implications of virtual community engagement.

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Like the Oscars, but for zoning

Like the Oscars, but for zoning

The Richard H. Driehaus Form-Based Code Award is back for its 12th year! If your community has adopted a form-based code that is promoting people-scaled development and a mix of uses, send us your code. The Driehaus Award recognizes exemplary form-based codes that advance the practice of form-based zoning in both composition and implementation. Both […]

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