Form-Based Code

What's your elevator pitch on why placemaking matters? Here's a couple rounded up by Hazel Borys, and some numbers that help refine their message.
3 days ago   PlaceShakers
Charlie Gardner writes about what can be found in, and more importantly what is excluded from, one of the most progressive code revisions to be adopted by a major American city.
Feb 23, 2012   Old Urbanist
Hazel Borys discusses how several key form-based guidelines for retail can encourage success in the most risky of all development types.
Dec 24, 2011   PlaceShakers
At last week's Municipal Art Society Summmit in New York City, one panel of experts attempted to answer just that. Neither overbearing zoning rules, contextual zoning, or the current environmental review process was left untouched.
Oct 19, 2011   Streetsblog
Industrial uses have long been banished to the edges -- but recently savvy cities are seeing the value of making them walkable again.
Sep 20, 2011   PlaceShakers
Ben Brown reads Robert Putnam's new book, which explores the ways in which religion in the U.S. causes greater intolerance but simultaneously a greater civic engagement and likelihood of helping others through charitable acts.
Oct 9, 2010   PlaceShakers
The Buffalo News praises efforts by Mayor Byron W. Brown to completely rewrite the city's 59-year-old zoning code. The Mayor's initiative, dubbed the Buffalo Green Code, would place a new emphasis on sustainability and walkable neighborhoods.
May 6, 2010   Buffalo News
Mayor Byron Brown announced that the city's new code will be the "Buffalo Green Code," supporting walkable, sustainable neighborhoods.
Apr 24, 2010   Buffalo Rising
As termed-out Mayor Manny Diaz leaves office in Miami, <em>The Miami Herald</em>'s Andres Viglucci takes a look back at the impact Diaz had on the city's growth.
Nov 17, 2009   The Miami Herald
Commissioners in Miami have voted to replace the city's use-based zoning code with a form-based code, dubbed Miami 21, which had been in the works for years.
Oct 23, 2009   The Miami Herald
The zoning code of Alamogordo, NM hasn't been revisited since April of 1950. Today, the zoning rewrite group is finally updating the code and making the switch to a form-based code in the process.
Sep 21, 2009   Alamogordo Daily News