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Form-Based Codes: Using Building Types, Part 2

By the end of this course, you will have a high understanding of the range of building type choices, their importance, and where and how to apply them to achieve compatible and more predictable community character objectives.

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Course Info

  • Duration 5 video lessons (53 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2019
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 1 min
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    2.
    Where Building Types Aren't Effective or Necessary
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Where Building Types Are Effective
    Chapter Duration 15 mins
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    Articulating Physical Character with Less-Urban Building Types
    Chapter Duration 19 mins
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    Regulating Building Types to Articulate Physical Character
    Chapter Duration 12 mins

Course Description

The question of where to use building types is probably one of the most important code-related questions that doesn’t get the attention it needs. This course discusses where building types are most effective, where they would be helpful but aren't necessary and where they aren't necessary.

We will review the primary building types, their features and distinctions, along with explanation in which contexts they’re necessary, in which they would be helpful, and in which they are not relevant.

By the end of this course, you will have a high understanding of the range of building type choices, their importance, and where and how to apply them to achieve compatible and more predictable community character objectives.

Learn these skills

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

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

AIA CES

This is 1 LU.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point. 

Meet Your Instructor

Tony Perez

Tony Perez

With 30 years of experience, Tony works with communities to establish and translate policy direction into clear and implementable development standards that deliver the expected vision. 

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Great pacing. Lots of coverage. I like that he gets the challenges in form based discussions... its critical to implement in certain areas but takes so much longer to explain to the public than if we stuck with traditional zoning.
- Charles W.
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