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.
The end goal of the retrofit plan and code. Source: Freedman Tung + Sasaki
Strategies vary according to potential for change along the corridor. Source: Freedman Tung + Sasaki
A pattern of corridor Centers and Segments. Source: Freedman Tung + Sasaki
The strategic approach in Huntington Beach divides the corridors into three broad categories based on potential for change.
The Town of Babylon has issued a request for qualifications to build a transit-oriented suburban retrofit. The project is New Urban Network’s March Plan of the Month.
The Miami-based architect said that "optimization" was driving up the cost of development to absurd levels.
While Edward Glaeser objects to building height restrictions downtown, the elephant in the living room is low-density zoning.
One of the handbook's cartoonlike illustrations. Source: The New York Times
After redoing much of the Big Apple's zoning, the Department of City Planning has released a 168-page handbook that makes the new rules easier to understand.
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