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The DIY Form-Based Code: Research and Development

Covering concepts critical to developing the foundation for a code, this course takes a a tour through the creation of a code for the hypothetical city of Wrightville.

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Course Info

  • Duration 5 video lessons (66 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2014
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. Our Scenario: Writing a Code for Wrightville (13 mins)
  • 3. Building Inventory: A Deep Dive into Wrightville (14 mins)
  • 4. Expanding the Vision for the City (6 mins)
  • 5. Recap and What’s Ahead (30 mins)

Course Description

The course covers concepts critical to developing the foundation for a code by taking a tour through the creation of a code for the hypothetical city of Wrightville. Critical first steps include site inventory and community engagement processes for gaining local context on how the code will perform as a basic regulating plan. Ultimately, concepts such as frontage and lot width are critical, and Norm Wright employs nine rules to develop the code using Google Earth, SketchUp, and other software.

Learn these skills

  • Land Use
  • Regulations
  • Research Methods
  • Site Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning Codes
  • Trimble SketchUp
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Google Earth

Meet Your Instructor

Norman Wright

Norman Wright

Norman Wright is the Director of Neighborhood Services for Adams County, Colorado. In his career as a local government planner, he has written a city-wide form-based code and authored six plans for three local governments.

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