Form-based codes and guidelines

Extreme makeover: Zoning edition

With each contribution, a code can often move further and further away from its core reason for being: communicating fundamental rules to regular people.

Award-winning codes in Livermore, California, and Lee County, Florida

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.

Goooooal! Sometimes you strategize, Sometimes you ‘dump & chase’

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.

The real problem with community associations

A review by Doris Goldstein of Beyond Privatopia: Rethinking Residential Private Government. A book by Evan McKenzie. Urban Institute Press, 2011, 164 pp., $26.50 paperback.

Reflections on the first year of Miami 21

We can all breathe easier one year later — the doomsday predictions offered by land-use attorneys during the final push to implement Miami 21 never materialized.

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.

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