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Form-Based Codes 101: Preparing a Form-Based Code

This course explores basic questions and decisions to consider when preparing a form-based code. It also covers the different approaches to regulating urban form and provides guidance for selecting an organizing principle for your form-based code. Finally, the course explains the visioning and creating of a plan, followed by drafting, testing, and assembling your code.

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Course Info

  • Duration 9 video lessons (61 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2015
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    1.
    Introduction
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    Foundations
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    3.
    Different Approaches to Regulating Urban Form
    Chapter Duration 16 mins
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    Choosing an Organizing Principle
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    Visioning and Creating a Plan
    Chapter Duration 9 mins
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    Drafting, Testing, and Assembling
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    Code Adoption and Administration
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    Conclusion
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    Discussion
    Chapter Duration 9 mins

Course Description

This course explores basic questions and decisions to consider when preparing a form-based code. It also covers the different approaches to regulating urban form and provides guidance for selecting an organizing principle for your form-based code. Finally, the course explains the visioning and creating of a plan, followed by drafting, testing, and assembling your code.

Learn these skills

  • Development
  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Plan Making
  • Regulations
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit. 

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AIA CES

This is 1 LU.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

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Lisa Wise

Lisa Wise

As a planner and Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Wise has 20 years of professional experience in land use planning, accounting, and finance.

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Daniel Parolek

Daniel Parolek

Daniel Parolek is a nationally recognized thought leader in architecture, design, and urban planning, specifically in terms of creating livable, sustainable communities and buildings that reinforce them.

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