Codes

A large new development area in Missoula, Montana, will be built out according to new urban principles.
The State of Oregon adopted significant zoning changes in 2019 that allow two-unit structures across most of the state, and three-unit housing on lots in larger communities. “This doesn’t ‘abolish the suburbs,’ but it does ensure that a wider...
One of the few form-based codes to be applied citywide in a regional major city, Buffalo’s ordinance is having a positive impact on neighborhoods and downtown.
Regulation of building types helps to provide predictability and clearly articulate the intended outcomes in many kinds of walkable neighborhoods, but they are not helpful everywhere.
Although zoning was adopted locally, state legislation is helping to revise community land-use codes for the 21st Century.
Enabling missing middle housing and compact neighborhoods are at the heart of land-use reforms in many states and cities.
Following a recent code reform partnership with the State of Vermont culminating in a report and legislative initiatives, CNU has embarked on a similar project in New Hampshire, working with the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. The first...
A bill moving through Vermont legislature adopts key zoning reform measures for walkable communities, even as the state recently completed a report with CNU on incremental changes to land use laws.
CNU teams with the State of Vermont to promote incremental steps to housing access and affordability in communities of all sizes.
In its new form-based code, Somerville ditches a Model T zoning engine and adopts 21st Century green design. The code won a 2020 CNU Charter Award in the Metropolis, City, and Town category for the City of Somerville.
The Driehaus Form-Based Code Award, to be announced at CNU 28 in June, is accepting nominations until April 17.
The city made progress with code reform and is moving forward with street improvements and new public spaces, including the possible transformation of a dead mall.