Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award 2012

The Form-Based Code Institute has opened its call for submissions to the 2012 Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award.  From the FBCI website:

The Board of Directors of the Form-Based Codes Institute is pleased to announce its sixth annual award for achievement in the writing and implementation of form-based codes. 

Form-Based Codes regulate development to achieve a specific urban form. They create a predictable public realm primarily by controlling  physical form and secondarily by land use. 

Entries must have been adopted into law by a unit of local government. Codes recently adopted as well as codes adopted in prior years are welcome. Entries should be codes intended to foster built results consistent with a master plan. The Award Jury is looking for codes showing one or both of the following characteristics:

* A code that advances the field of form-based code writing

* A code that shows strong built results and "lessons learned"

Submissions must be received by FBCI no later than Monday, March 19, 2012  

Award winners will be announced May 11, 2012, during a session called Today's Best Form-Based Codes, at the Congress for the New Urbanism's twentieth annual meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida. Winners will be invited to participate in a discussion of their codes at the Congress. Additionally, winning entries will be featured on the FBCI web site. 

Anyone is eligible to submit a legally adopted Form-Based Code. However, if any current jury member or member of their firm or organization are, or were, part of a code-writing team or a participant in the design, writing, adoption, or implementation process, that code is ineligible for review in the 2012 program.

There is no entry fee. For complete information and full submission requirements, go to the FBCI website, www.formbasedcodes.org.


See CNU 20 for more

See CNU 20 for more information about the FBCI Awards.


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