Form-Based Code

April 10, 2009, 6am PDT
Colorado Springs planners have put two ambitious plans on the table: The first, a brand new Master Plan for its downtown, and the second, a form-based code.
Colorado Springs Gazette
January 16, 2009, 10am PST
As Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover championed the Standard Zoning Enabling Act. Rick Cole argues it is time to leave Hoover's legacy behind.
Citiwire.net
December 10, 2008, 11am PST
The Dallas City Council ponders a form-based code, designed to encourage neighborhoods where driving isn't required to get around.
Dallas Morning News
September 11, 2008, 10am PDT
Albuquerque's new "form-based codes" could offer city planners another model for denser, more pedestrian-friendly growth.
The New Mexico Independent
July 3, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Downtown Phoenix prepares for a facelift with a new form-based code and downtown master plan.</p>
The Arizona Republic
April 11, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>National Trust Main Street Center Program Officer Nick Kalogersis, AICP gives a primer on form-based zoning and its relavance to traditional commercial district revitalization.</p>
Main Street News
Blog post
November 29, 2007, 12pm PST

When I opened my email this morning I was delighted to see that the City of Flagstaff unanimously approved a SmartCode based TND ordinance. The ordinance, created to make a recent Dover Kohl designed project called Juniper Point legal, allows a more compact, pedstrian friendly urban pattern to be established within the City. This is a crucial step in providing alternatives to business as usual sprawl development. Fortunately, more and more cities - From Jamestown, Rhode Island to Miami, Florida, to Montgomery, Alabama - are making smart growth a legal and easy choice.

Mike Lydon
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