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The DIY Form-Based Code: Testing and Refining

This third of four courses from the "DIY Form-Based Code" series shows how to use Excel and SketchUp to generate randomization tests, modeling, and refinements for a draft version of a form-based code.

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Course Info

  • Duration 7 video lessons (81 Mins)
  • Published Published
  • 4.37
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    Ready to Code
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    Going Alpha
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Initial Models
    Chapter Duration 23 mins
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    Complete Buildout
    Chapter Duration 22 mins
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    Deliberative Design
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    After Testing
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Course Description

In this third of four courses from the "DIY Form-Based Code" series, Norman Wright attempts to break the code created in the previous course by applying randomization tests in Excel. After mapping unaccounted circumstances, Wright refines the code by creating initial models in SketchUp and applying deliberative changes to each zone.

Learn these skills

  • Land Use
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Regulations
  • Site Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning Codes
  • Trimble SketchUp
  • Microsoft Excel

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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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