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Form-Based Codes 101: Corridors
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Form-Based Codes 101: Corridors

Form-Based Codes 101: Corridors

56 min

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit

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Corridors have historically been a key element of the urban fabric of every American town and city, yet they are also commonly problematic. This course looks at the roots of the problem for examples of how corridors can be designed and coded. By the end of this course, you will have seen how form-based codes can transform corridors designed primarily to facilitate traffic into corridors that provide positive and complementary elements to a town or city.  

In This Course

  1. Geoff and Kaizer introduce the fourth course in the "Form-Based Codes 101" series.
  2. History and Context
    This chapter discusses the mid-to-late 20th century concept of corridors as arterials (mono-functional and auto-dominated) to frame an understanding of corridors as complex, multi-functional, and positive components of healthy towns and cities.
  3. Strips Into Street-Spaces
    This chapter examines corridors as linear spaces.
  4. From Monoculture to Multi-Centered
    This chapter examines the old idea of strip commercial zoning corridors versus the ideas of context and place-making. The chapter also discusses the problems created when corridors are controlled by state, not local, jurisdiction.
  5. This chapter discusses how corridors can stop being like wounds, slicing through our towns and cities, and instead work as multi-functional places within them. It offers examples of what can a code do to increase and require new and more varieties of connectivity.
  6. Complementary Corridors
    This chapter details how corridor properties can mesh with adjacent properties to actually complement a neighborhood.
  7. Discussion
    Geoff and Kaizer wrap up the course with a discussion.

Published 2015