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Form-Based Codes

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One of the most popular developments in urban design in the past eight years is form-based codes. The concept was influenced by the smart growth concept and evolved from new urbanist principles. It has been expanded and adapted to many circumstances.


Form-Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers
Daniel Parolek
John Wiley & Sons, 2008

APA Articles

Form-Based Development Codes
David Rouse
Zoning Practice, May 2004

Form-Based Zoning
PAS QuickNotes #1, October 2004

Form-Based Zoning
AICP CD-ROM Training Package, 2004

Web Resources

Form-Based Codes Institute

SACOG Form-Based Codes Handbook (pdf)
Sacramento Area Council of Governments, 2008

Form-Based Codes: Implementing Smart Growth
Local Government Commission

2012 Los Angeles National Planning Conference

Sustainable Development Through Form-Based Codes
Training Workshop, Saturday, April 14, 2012