Planners Training Service One-Day Workshop
Sustainable Development Through Form-Based Codes
Portland, Oregon • February 19, 2013
Advanced Training for Practicing Planners
Cities and towns across the country are adopting form-based codes. Is yours next? This informative, engaging workshop will give you the tools to get started.
In just one day, you'll learn how form-based zoning helps communities frame their vision and keep their character. A short presentation will introduce the components and uses of form-based codes. Then you'll delve into making a code of your own. Using a case study site and scale models, you'll get hands-on practice creating an illustrative plan, regulating plan, and building and street envelope standards.
Crack the code! Put your community on track for a more sustainable future through form-based zoning.
This workshop is cosponsored by APA Oregon Chapter.
You'll learn about:
- Using form-based codes for community design and spatial planning
- Choosing a format and key components for your community's code
- Creating a strong vision statement and visually compelling plans
- Setting clear standards for building, street, and landscape designs
- Developing workable regulations to implement plans effectively
- Establishing measurable objectives for sustainable development
- Bringing the benefits of form-based codes to your community
Download a detailed agenda (pdf)
Certification Maintenance Credits
AICP members earn CM | 7.0 credits for participation in this one-day workshop. Partial credit is not available.
Mark L. Gillem, AICP, is principal of the Urban Collaborative, a master planning and urban design practice based in Eugene, Oregon. Currently, his firm is looking into whether converting one of Eugene's arterial roads into a multiway boulevard could create mixed use and infill development in the area. Gillem also teaches architecture and urban design at the University of Oregon.