Form-Based Codes 101
This track is equivalent to the popular one-day FBC 101 class offered by the Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI). It introduces form-based coding through a combination of presentations, discussions and case studies from the leading practitioners and innovators of the modern practice of form-based coding. Learn how coding relates to planning, how form-based codes work within zoning codes, and how they may be applied citywide or in specific settings such as corridors, centers, or small infill sites. Participants who complete the entire track will gain useful knowledge of what to expect from a coding process, how to structure a coding process, and some potential problems to avoid.
This track fulfills all requirements for enrolling in FBCI's two-day on-site advanced courses. Participants who successfully complete all three receive a certificate of completion from FBCI. Learn more at formbasedcodes.org.
Form-Based Codes 101: Introduction
This course defines form-based codes, explains why they were invented, and distinguishes form-based codes from conventional "use-based" zoning ordinances—all with an emphasis on placemaking and walkability. We will provide an overview of the development of form-based codes, their mandatory and optional component parts, and the importance of making form-based codes context or place-specific.
Form-Based Codes 101: Preparing a Form-Based Code
This course explores basic questions and decisions to consider when preparing a form-based code. It also covers the different approaches to regulating urban form and provides guidance for selecting an organizing principle for your form-based code. Finally, the course explains the visioning and creating of a plan, followed by drafting, testing, and assembling your code.
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