Form-based codes and guidelines

'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

Change areas

Change areas

Strategies vary according to potential for change along the corridor. Source: Freedman Tung + Sasaki

Regulations framework

Regulations framework

A pattern of corridor Centers and Segments. Source: Freedman Tung + Sasaki


Market-based retrofit of suburban strip corridors

The strategic approach in Huntington Beach divides the corridors into three broad categories based on potential for change.

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