Form-Based Codes

Having just wrapped up a great CNU in Dallas, April 29 through May 2, a collection of urbanists share some of the ideas that resonated the most.
May 6, 2015   PlaceShakers
Opticos Design, Inc., the Berkeley-based urban planning and architecture firm has launched a new website dedicated to the missing middle of the housing market.
May 2, 2015   Logos Opticos: Composing Vibrant Urban Places
Practicing urbanist and USC professor Vinayak Bharne examines the legacy of a progressive zoning code over the two decades since its adoption. Exclusive
Mar 31, 2015  By Vinayak Bharne
Let's discuss how community planning could be fundamentally reorganized to improve both efficiency and placemaking.
Mar 2, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
An interview with Joel Russell, executive director of the Form-Based Codes Institute.
Feb 19, 2015   AARP
The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Peter Park, owner of Peter J Park, LLC and an instructor at the University of Colorado-Denver and Harvard University. Exclusive
Oct 27, 2014  By Peter Park
Several common assumptions about new urban codes fail to stand up to scrutiny.
Sep 24, 2014   Better Cities & Towns
A redevelopment project in Doraville, outside of Atlanta, is touted as potentially of catalytic significance for the region, thanks in part to the location of a MARTA station next door.
Sep 22, 2014   Atlanta Business Chronicle
Buffalo is nearing the finish line in an efforts to draft a new form-based code.
Jun 17, 2014   Congress for the New Urbanism
Buffalo recently released the draft of its new Green Code, which includes a Land Use Plan, Unified Development Ordinance, Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, Brownfield Opportunity Areas, and Urban Renewal Plans. Mark Sommer reports.
May 6, 2014   Buffalo News
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