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Form-Based Codes 101: Corridors

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.

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Course Info

  • Duration 7 video lessons (55 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2015
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (2 mins)
  • 2. History and Context (10 mins)
  • 3. Strips Into Street-Spaces (4 mins)
  • 4. From Monoculture to Multi-Centered (5 mins)
  • 5. Small Blocks and Connectivity (4 mins)
  • 6. Complementary Corridors (6 mins)
  • 7. Discussion (22 mins)

Course Description

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.  

Learn these skills

  • Development
  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Pedestrian Planning
  • Regulations
  • Site Planning
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design
  • Walkability
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit. 

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LA CES

This course is eligible for 1 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

Meet Your Instructor

Geoffrey Ferrell

Geoffrey Ferrell

Geoffrey is one of the originators of the modern practice of Form-Based Codes. His work ranges from site-specific urban designs to zoning-toolkits to replace Euclidean zones – development regulations that emphasize clarity for end-users.

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Kaizer Rangwala

Kaizer Rangwala

Kaizer Rangwala is the founding principal of Rangwala Associates, a firm that practices the principles of walkable urbanism and smart growth.

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