FBCI launches new course

Sam Warlick, Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Form Based Codes Institute, a partner of CNU, has teamed with Planetizen to produce a new on-line version of the popular course, FBC 101: The ABCs of Form-Based Codes. It will be offered as an 8-course “track” in Planetizen Courses. The new ‘101’ was produced in Planetizen’s studios, featuring FBCI’s experts in the field of form-based coding. They combine presentations with discussions and clear, compelling visuals. Planetizen has released 4 of 8 courses so far:

  • Introduction provides an overview to kick off the new series,
  • Learning How to Look conveys skills to understand and evaluate good urbanism,
  • Neighborhoods covers the essential elements of a neighborhood – physical and functional,
  • Corridors looks at the challenges of planning and designing corridors and shows how their codes can be improved,

The remaining four courses will be released weekly this summer: July 31, Downtowns August 7, Preparing a Form-Based Code August 14, Legal and Planning Aspects August 21, Citywide Code Updates As a sequence of 8 courses, completing the whole track fulfills the introductory requirement of FBCI’s three-course series. It is a prerequisite for FBCI’s two-day onsite advanced courses, FBC 201 (Urban Design and Placemaking with Form-Based Codes) and FBC 301 (Formulating, Adopting, and Administering Form-Based Codes). Those who finish all three receive a certificate of completion from FBCI.

Note, in order to take this FBC 101 track on Planetizen, it is necessary to subscribe to Planetizen’s course service and the price is very reasonable. Click here for information.

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