Form-Based Codes

Form-based codes voluntarily adopted by developers show how this kind of land-use regulation can offer high market adaptability while assuring a better public realm.
May 9, 2013   Better! Cities & Towns
Since their resurrection in Seaside 30 years ago, roughly 300 form-based codes (FBCs) have been adopted. By their very nature FBCs faces many hurdles.
May 1, 2013   Better! Cities & Towns
Like a lot of people, Placeshakers is kicking off the new year with a list: placemaking wishes for 2013. Read on for seven trending ideas they hope break large.
Jan 4, 2013   PlaceShakers
Get lost in the details when explaining zoning reform? Hazel Borys puts forth a pictorial review that helps.
Oct 13, 2012   PlaceShakers
Connecting existing assets and social networks with very little additional monetary investment can generate returns in lean times, writes Hazel Borys.
Jun 15, 2012   PlaceShakers
While raw density numbers are sure to pick a fight, discussing character-based building typologies one neighborhood at a time may help find common ground.
Jun 1, 2012   PlaceShakers
As Cincinnati embarks on an effort to rewrite its building regulations, city leaders hope a form-based code will provide the tools necessary to revitalize its neighborhoods, writes Carrie Whitaker.
May 7, 2012   Cincinnati.com
Howard Blackson looks at new tools for fixing cities, including form-based codes, plans for complexities (neighborhoods, urban patterns, architecture), classification of character, and funding systems.
Apr 30, 2011   PlaceShakers
Planetizen talks with Peter J. Park, Manager of Community Planning and Development for the City of Denver, Colorado, about the return of physical planning, the city's form-based code, and more. Exclusive
Oct 25, 2010  By Tim Halbur
Citywide form-based codes are gaining in popularity, with Miami's recently implemented code and a new code in Denver. But some architects worry about if and how these new codes will impact their work and the look of their cities.
Jul 20, 2010   Architect
Five years in the works, Denver's new zoning code has been introduced. The form-based code now faces a period of public input before its expected approval.
May 27, 2010   The Denver Daily News