With each contribution, a code can often move further and further away from its core reason for being: communicating fundamental rules to regular people.
The trend toward adding second living units to homes is accelerating, for multiple reasons.
This year’s winners of the Driehaus Form-Based Codes Awards are the Development Code Rewrite of Livermore, California and the Compact Communities Code of Lee County, Florida.
Most of us who work with communities on form-based codes would opt for a full-blown process, but every situation is unique and sometimes you need something a bit more immediate.
Redevelopment around the Ronkonkoma railroad station in Brookhaven, New York, could "turn an unlovely place into a cool destination," The New York Times editorializes.
We can all breathe easier one year later — the doomsday predictions offered by land-use attorneys during the final push to implement Miami 21 never materialized.
Places, just like people, are dynamic, changing, growing, shrinking, refining, evolving. Form-based codes serve as a bridge between current conditions and the goals citizens are trying to reach.
Former Miami planning director Ana Gelabert-Sanchez and former mayor Manny Diaz win the Groves Award for their work on Miami's controversial Transect-based zoning code.
The roads to Sedona, Taos, Kona or just about anywhere else are paved with supercenters, office parks, and vacant strip malls. The future rests on redevelopment in service of smarter outcomes.
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