Form-based codes and guidelines

Battery Park City: The verdict on an influential urban plan

A tour shows off the results of a plan that "completely changed the direction of urban planning for much of the last century."

Plan El Paso focuses on streets, redevelopment

Plan El Paso, led by Dover, Kohl & Partners, examines how transportation dollars and development can promote smart growth and great streets.

Image 4: Potential sprawl

Image 4: Potential sprawl

A section of the Town of Skaneateles, if built out according to current zoning. Plan by Notre Dame graduate Urban Design Studio.

Form-based codes: Progress, but a long way to go

Form-based codes have been adopted citywide this year in high-profile places like Miami, Florida, and Denver, Colorado. Yet it is important to keep that progress in perspective.

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