SmartCode

The El Paso City Council approved a $100 million SmartCode development.
Dec 3, 2014   El Paso Times
Are you thinking about playborhoods, playsheds, and free-range kids? Berlin's Kolle 37 hits it out of the park. Literally.
Nov 14, 2014   PlaceShakers
Looking to integrate artisan manufacturing into a residential neighborhood? Berlin examples provide a few pointers, via Hazel Borys.
Nov 7, 2014   PlaceShakers
Urbanists must adopt less bureaucratic approaches so that the next generation can build and grow the economy, Andres Duany says. Hence the proliferation of “lean” codes that emphasize only the essentials of shaping community.
Aug 16, 2013   Better! Cities & Towns
London calling! PlaceMaker Hazel Borys fuses her passions for great cities, efficient transit, civic art and form-based coding into one lavishly documented examination of the English capital. Cheers, mates!
Jun 18, 2013   PlaceShakers
Form-based codes extract the DNA of the desired local character, and enable it by right. Hazel Borys talks about how to get the numbers right in this week's Back of the Envelope.
May 17, 2013   PlaceShakers
On 50th anniversary of the Jetsons, Hazel Borys celebrates city planning that isn't pie in the sky, but instead lets us cast a shadow.
May 3, 2013   PlaceShakers
Ambition is good, but don't bite off more than you can chew. Hazel Borys applies this valuable lesson to form-based codes.
Apr 23, 2013   PlaceShakers
Get lost in the details when explaining zoning reform? Hazel Borys puts forth a pictorial review that helps.
Oct 13, 2012   PlaceShakers
Hazel Borys argues that "the payback of livable places really can’t be calculated in dollars, or pounds of fat or carbon, or even hours. The payback of place is passion."
Jun 5, 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