Planners Training Service Two-Day Workshop
Advanced Form-Based Planning and Zoning
Seattle • June 11–12, 2013
Advanced Training for Practicing Planners
Walkable urban living. Sustainable development. Diverse housing choices. Community character-building. Economic prosperity. The demands are growing. Is your community's zoning code keeping pace?
Step up to the challenges with a boost from this fast-track workshop. A team of top practitioners will show you how form-based planning and zoning fit into your community's future. You'll get pointers for kick-starting the process and a heads-up on common pitfalls to avoid.
Whether you're planning for a county, city, suburb, or small town, you'll leave with the tools you need to meet today's demands through form-based codes.
You'll learn about:
- Linking your comprehensive plan to form-based codes
- Assessing and building staff expertise to get the job done
- Comparing different approaches to regulating urban form
- Using language that will make locals comfortable with the process
- Fostering diverse, "missing middle" housing types in neighborhoods
- Using form-based planning and coding as economic development tools
- Establishing working relationships with city and county departments
- Selecting and trying out your first form-based districts
This agenda is subject to change. Workshop registrants will receive the final agenda after registration closes.
Certification Maintenance (CM)
AICP members earn CM | 14 credits for on-site participation in the full two-day workshop. Partial credit is not available for participation of less than two full days. The workshop will not be available in streaming media.
June 11, 2013
8 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Lunch (provided by APA)
1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
June 12, 2013
7:30 a.m.–8 a.m.
Lunch on your own
1 p.m.–3 p.m.
Daniel Parolek, an award-winning architect, is principal of Opticos Design and a founding board member of the Form-Based Codes Institute. As a coauthor of Form-Based Codes, he literally wrote the book on this trend-setting approach to zoning. His projects include form-based codes for Cincinnati as well as Flagstaff and Mesa, Arizona, and cities across California. Zoning Practice has slated his two-part series on form-based codes for its May and June 2013 issues.
Jennifer Carlat, AICP, is assistant planning director for the Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County Planning Department. Previously, as manager of community planning and design, she updated six of 14 Nashville/Davidson County community plans. She also created the Community Character Manual, focused on the character and form of development. Under her leadership, Nashville/Davidson County is undertaking a new comprehensive, integrated plan to promote the area's prosperity and well-being for the next 25 years.
Tony Perez is director of form-based coding at Opticos Design, based in Berkeley, California. Over the past 26 years, he has prepared, reviewed, or contributed to 38 form-based codes. His work on the City of Santa Ana's Transit Zoning Code won a 2012 Driehaus Award for Form-Based Codes. Recently, he was named to the team charged with rewriting the Los Angeles Zoning Code. Before entering the private sector, Perez served as city planner for several California communities.
Edward Starkie is a principal of Urban Advisors, based in Portland, Oregon. During his two-decade career, he has focused on pedestrian- and transit-oriented environments and the economic structure of vital urban places. Starkie contributed to the current EPA guidelines for promoting smart growth and has received four APA awards for main street and downtown revitalization projects. He also has taught urban planning and architecture at the University of Oregon and Portland State University.
Bill Spikowski, FAICP, is a founding director of the Form-Based Codes Institute and head of Spikowski Planning Associates, a consulting firm based in Fort Myers, Florida. The land-development regulations he helped to develop for St. Lucie County, Florida, received the inaugural Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award. In 2012 APA Texas Chapter recognized his "Plan for El Paso" with its Comprehensive Planning Award. His publications include case studies featured in Form-Based Codes.