Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Visualizing Better Rules

The video below shows several before and after examples of how well-implemented form-based codes can transform the development of public spaces into environments of the highest quality. Each example starts with a view of the environment after form-based codes have been applied. Then the original image is shown, followed by the changes that were made to achieve the final view of the environment.

All images courtesy of FBCI Board member Steve Price.

About the Author

Steve Price is a specialist in community visualization techniques at his company Urban Advantage in El Cerrito, CA. He has worked with most of America’s leading new urban designers and his images have been published in numerous books, newspapers, and national magazines.