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.
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.
The relocation of I-195 in Providence, Rhode Island, nearing completion, opens up a waterfront neighborhood of perhaps a dozen blocks for redevelopment.
Most of the 2011 Charter Awards from the Congress for the New Urbanism recognize projects that manage to deal with austere times.
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.
Fixed rail shifts the mindset and goes hand-in-hand with targeted zoning changes.
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
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