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Form-Based Codes 101: Neighborhoods
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Form-Based Codes 101: Neighborhoods

Form-Based Codes 101: Neighborhoods

69 min

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit

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In this course we will introduce the essential elements of a neighborhood – physical and functional – that enable it to provide an excellent and holistic quality of life. By the end of this course, you will have the skills to distinguish between real "neighborhoods" vs. "subdivisions and apartment complexes." We'll discuss form and design characteristics of neighborhoods and examine the elements of blocks. 

In This Course

  1. Geoff Ferrell and Dan Parolek introduce the third course in the "Form-Based Codes 101" series.
  2. Form and Design Characterstics: Overview
    This chapter provides a framework for evaluating the types and characteristics of walkable urban and drivable suburban neighborhoods. The chapter also discusses the pedestrian shed as a valuable planning and coding tool.
  3. Form and Design Characteristics: Concepts
    This chapter provides a physical framework for thinking about neighborhoods.
  4. This chapter lays out characteristics of the block—the fundamental component of cities and neighborhoods—and discusses the variety of living choices it enables.
  5. Mix of Housing Types and Building Forms
    This chapter discusses how a form-based code encourages diverse approaches to housing.
  6. Planning Considerations
    This chapter introduces the range of considerations included in a successful and complete neighborhood planning process.
  7. Coding Considerations
    This chapter provides an overview of coding considerations as you transition from the neighborhood planning into the form-based coding process.
  8. Better Regulations
    Geoff Ferrell wraps up the course by discussing the elements of a great place.

Published 2015