form-based coding

The Sustainable, Affordable, Visitable, Edible Transect: New Modules for the SmartCode and other Development Codes

Description:  As the state of the economy worsens, the demand for smart planning is more urgent than ever. New Urbanists need coordinated ready-made tools to adapt quickly to changing economic, regulatory and environmental conditions. The framework o... read more »

Achieving Sustainability Using Form-Based Codes and the Transect

Description:  Form-Based Codes have proven to be highly effective tools for enabling communities to implement their sustainability goals in many aspects ranging from reducing carbon emission by promoting compact development to promoting green infrast... read more »

Comprehensive New Urbanism for Comprehensive Plans

Description:  Explore the application of the Charter and the Canons of Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism to city-level comprehensive plans, as leaders from design, planning, transportation and economics illustrate how comprehensive plans can elev... read more »

Form-Based Coding for Results: What's Working, What's Not

Description:  Now that form-based codes are gaining acceptance within the planning field, it's time to critically examine what is being written and adopted. This session will look at common problems with implementing a FBC, including the work done (o... read more »

Can Form-Based Coding Become a Best Practice Instead of an Exotic Alternative to Zoning?

Description:  Most form-based codes replace conventional zoning for a specific geographic area so that a physical plan can be carried out. What steps can local governments take so that form-based codes can become the norm rather than the exception? T... read more »