Continuing our series on ways to fail at form-based codes, we examine not capturing local character within the code’s basic metrics.
How do they relate to the highest-frequency transit network? Where the two do not connect reveals opportunities for revitalization.
Thc Charter of the New Urbanism is an excellent expression of what cities should be: The danger is dogma.
The book and movie Moneyball follow a general manager who embraces "sabermetrics" in evaluating baseball players. There are also “sabermetric” standards by which urbanism should be measured.
In the new suburbs of America every place looks like every other place, or so it seems: Wide arterial roads, chain retail and scattered office buildings, subdivisions, and a regional shopping mall.
Transit served neighborhoods in four out of five cities with extensive transit service saw strong development and growth. The exception: Chicago.
Form-based codes voluntarily adopted by developers show how this kind of land-use regulation can offer high market adaptability while assuring a better public realm.
One way to fail at form-based codes is a common mistake — oversimplifying the rural-to-urban Transect.
In honor of Jane Jacobs's birthday May 4, we offer a recent blog that argues planners should learn from and emulate success rather than failure. That may have been Jane's most important, and least understood, message.
Places, Professions, and Profits in the American Metropolitan Landscape
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