Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

Zoning Code

What Is a Form-Based Code?

Form-based codes are a variety of development regulation that departs significantly from the land use control approach of most zoning codes in the United States.

July 16, 2020 - James Brasuell

Presidential Blvd Road Diet

A New Form-Based Zoning Code and the 'Conflicted Soul' of the Suburbs

The new form-based zoning code under consideration in the affluent Philadelphia suburb of Lower Merion "has something to teach Philadelphia and other big cities about how to organize density smartly," according to Inga Saffron.

September 9, 2019 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

What is the Future for Tradititional Neighborhood Design?

John Handley looks at the popularity of New Urbanism over the past two decades and asks whether traditional neighborhood design will continue to flourish in the 21st century, as the housing market rebounds.

April 2, 2012 - Chicago Tribune

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk on the Work of New Urbanists

A radio interview with New Urbanism co-founder Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk talks about remaking suburbia, and the new realities of development.

November 20, 2011 - WMFE-FM 90.7

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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Planning for Universal Design

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