The zones in form-based codes are displayed across the Transect. Reproduced with permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Daniel G. Parolek, et al, Form-based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers, 2008.
These are street dimensions from the recently published SmartCode, copyright Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, which includes a concise, comprehensive description of street types favored by new urbanists. Street sections in the SmartCode are geared to the Transect context zones. T1 is the most rural zone, while T6 is the most urban.
The City of Pasadena, California, approved design guidelines for housing and mixed use buildings throughout much of the city in October. Created by Moule & Polyzoides of Pasadena, Design Guidelines for Neighborhood Commercial & Multi-Family Districts is one of the most thorough and useful municipal design documents New Urban News has come across. The specifics relate to Pasadena, but the principles apply everywhere.
The transect-based, form-based Miami 21 zoning ordinance was adopted by the Miami City Commission on a 4-1 vote October 22 (see reports in the September and October-November issues of New Urban News). It will take effect in February. Miami is the second municipality (after Pass Christian, Mississippi) to adopt a calibrated SmartCode over its full jurisdiction, and the first major city to do so. The lead consultant was Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company.