Announcing the 8th Annual Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) is pleased to announce the eighth annual Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award for achievement in the writing and implementation of Form-Based Codes. Entries must have been adopted into law by a unit of local government. Recently adopted codes, as well as codes adopted in prior years, are eligible for consideration. Entries should be codes intended to foster built results consistent with a community master plan.

Form-Based Codes regulate development to give unity, efficient organization, social vitality, and walkability to our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. They create a predictable, high-quality public realm by using physical form, rather than separation of uses, as the primary organizing principle.

Any legally adopted Form-Based Code is eligible for submission. Submissions can be made by local government officials, advisors, consultants or others involved in the development, adoption or implementation of the code. Codes designed, written, adopted or implemented by organizations associated with members of the award jury are not eligible for consideration in 2016.

Submissions are due Friday, April 1. Winners will be recognized at the 24th annual Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU 24) in Detroit, Michigan, June 8-11, 2016.

There is no entry fee. For complete information and full submission requirements, go to the Form-Based Codes Institute website:

The Form-Based Codes Institute is a nonprofit corporation engaged in research, standards setting, outreach and education. Its mission is to advance the knowledge and use of, and develop standards for, Form-Based Codes as a method to achieve a community vision based on time-tested forms of urbanism. The Institute recognizes that a well-crafted Form-Based Code is the most effective type of development regulation for shaping pedestrian-scaled, mixed-use and fine-grained urbanism. FBCI acknowledges and thanks Richard H. Driehaus and the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust for their support of The Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award.

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