Form-based codes and guidelines

Form-based codes? A picture’s worth a thousand words

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.

Awards for advocates of Miami's hard-won code

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.

Coding for character: The architecture of community

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.

'Developer fiefdoms': How they benefit Washington's emerging neighborhoods

Pockets of the nation's capital owe much of their resurgence to developers who do multiple projects within a small radius, a local housing writer says.

Charter Awards this year reflect a difficult economy

Most of the 2011 Charter Awards from the Congress for the New Urbanism recognize projects that manage to deal with austere times.  

Transit: Economic development for the 21st Century

Transit inserted into the heart of metro areas, near employment opportunities and with good planning, can help to bring us out of the economic malaise.

SmartCodes moving forward

Form-based codes based on the SmartCode are moving forward in Tarpon Spings, Florida, and San Marcos, California, according to news reports. Both codes deal with downtown areas.

Edinger Avenue vision

Edinger Avenue vision

The end goal of the retrofit plan and code. Source: Freedman Tung + Sasaki

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