The Mythical Parking Shortage: Why Provide Excess Parking?

Description:  Parking requirements are a principal difference between the New Urbanism and the old, and a stronger determinant of urban form than density or FAR. How can we accommodate the automobile while allowing for good urban form? From innovat... read more »

Form-Based Codes: Alternative Typologies and Techniques

Description:  Form-based coding has grown from a cottage industry practiced by a few firms to an increasingly mainstream practice. As these codes spread, so do the number of coding formats, techniques, and approaches. This session explored a range o... read more »

Details of New Urbanism Part 2: Modernism vs. Traditional Architecture

Description:  Participants heard from architects, planners, developers, and marketing consultants about how and why architectural choices are made, and how these decisions can create opportunities, provoke tension, and inform every aspect of the life... read more »

Streetcars as a New Urbanist Tool

Description:  Once ubiquitous, streetcars are now uniquely suited to serve the high-density development underway in downtowns across the U.S. Participants learned about new streetcar systems and why they have become magnets for new urbanist developm... read more »

Enabling Great Streets

Description:  Streets play a critical role in the character of any community, defining the quality of the public realm, sizing blocks, providing access, and dictating the arrangement and interaction of land uses. The design and function of a communit... read more »

Creating Form-Based Comprehensive Plans

Description:  This 202 session explored the application of the Charter to city-level comprehensive plans. Panelists discussed how comprehensive plans can de-emphasize land use and focus on typology, character, and condition of place. Topics included... read more »