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
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
There are nearly 300 form-based codes either enacted or in development across North America. <em>New Urban News</em> takes a look at the rising trend.
May 5, 2010 New Urban News
Denver is seeking to revise its zoning, shifting to a form-based code that more precisely dictates what type of buildings go where and what they should look like.
Aug 24, 2009 Architectural Record
Zoning is often portrayed as the great evil of city planning, but Les Pollock of Camiros argues that we shouldn't dismiss the power of zoning to create great communities. Exclusive
Aug 13, 2009 By
In a surprising turn of opinion, Miami commissioners voted against the city's long-planned form-based code, Miami 21.
Aug 7, 2009 The Miami Herald
The Miami Herald looks at the redevelopment of Biscayne Boulevard, which was unofficially accomplished using the still proposed Miami 21 zoning regulations, and wonders if all of the city's corridors could redevelop in such a manner.
Aug 6, 2009 Miami Herald
After more than four years of public meetings, new drafts, extensive revisions, debate, and controversy, Miami 21 is finally scheduled for its first Opinion
Aug 2, 2009 By