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Form-Based Codes 101: Learning How To Look
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Form-Based Codes 101: Learning How To Look

Form-Based Codes 101: Learning How To Look

72 min

This course is approved for 1.25 AICP CM credit

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This course introduces the principles and parameters that inform form-based development regulations. The course examines specific examples to help you develop skills in appreciating and analyzing the measures and functions of good urbanism and places. You will also develop a better understanding of how to apply those skills toward the drafting of form-based development regulations.

In This Course

  1. Geoffrey Ferrell and Tony Perez introduce the second course of the "Form-Based Codes 101" series.
  2. This chapter explains why we need better regulations to achieve better places, illustrating the discussion by dissecting the components and mix of a great Main Street.
  3. Sidewalks and Street Trees
    This chapter evaluates individual elements of the street space, starting with sidewalks and street trees.
  4. On-Street Parking
    This chapter explores how on-street parking affects successful streets and spaces.
  5. Dooryards
    This chapter evaluates the space immediately in front of a building: the dooryard.
  6. Frontages
    This chapter compares good and bad examples of dooryards and facades, especially relative to their impact on the public realm.
  7. Street Walls
    This chapter defines street walls at various scales and intensities.
  8. Blocks and Siting
    This chapter explores the relationship between a building, its block, and its street.
  9. Deviations of Scale and Intensity
    This chapter discusses problems that arise when buildings vary in scale and intensity.

Published 2015