There hasn’t been a New Urbanist Council gathering for a while. Which is why a lot of pent-up anxiety — and hope — found release in Council sessions in Montgomery, Alabama.
The City Council of South Padre Island, Texas, adopted a redevelopment plan and form-based code for the 6-mile commercial corridor along Padre Boulevard.
The US Environmental Protection Agency is offering communities more than one route to receiving technical assistance.
Small families, rental apartments, and a right-sized central square are keys to development at Pleasant Hill in Contra Costa County, California.
Less compatible large format uses, such as airports and medical campuses, are starting to be included in the urban mix of some cities.
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.
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