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Idealism Meets Pragmatism: Transforming the Suburbs Step by Step

How do suburban communities create great places when the existing fabric of development is less than ideal? Form-based codes have proven to be an effective tool in transforming suburbs and are increasing in popularity. Using two different locations in Overland Park, Kansas – a fragment of the original town center and a nearby retail strip – Geoffrey Ferrell and Jason Beske demonstrate how to begin to build a great place using form-based codes.