Form-Based Codes 101: Preparing a Form-Based Code



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This course explores basic questions and decisions to consider when preparing a form-based code. It also covers the different approaches to regulating urban form and provides guidance for selecting an organizing principle for your form-based code. Finally, the course explains the visioning and creating of a plan, followed by drafting, testing, and assembling your code.

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Lisa Wise

Confirmed Speaker

Lisa Wise, AICP, has 30 years of professional experience in land development codes, specific plans, housing policy, financial feasibility analysis, and the economic assessment of land use. Her resume includes over 18 years in planning and over nine years on Wall Street in the financial services industry¬. Lisa is considered a national expert in the fields of planning, zoning, and housing and speaks regularly at industry conferences. Lisa is on the Board (past Chair) of the Form-Based Codes Institute and recently received the CNU Paul Crawford Award for Excellence in Planning. She is also adjunct faculty at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she currently teaches Real Property Development Principles, the capstone course for the Real Estate minor. As President and co-founder of Lisa Wise Consulting, Inc., Lisa has worked on codes and housing policy for clients across the country, including cities in Arizona, California, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. The focus of her work is enabling pedestrian and transit-oriented neighborhoods, revitalizing built environments, and facilitating sustainable, well-designed places to live and work. Lisa has a deep understanding of the intersection between planning policy and market realities with a track record of creating effective, locally-specific and innovative solutions.

Daniel Parolek

Confirmed Speaker

Daniel Parolek is a nationally recognized thought leader in architecture, design, and urban planning, known for creating walkable, sustainable communities and designing buildings that reinforce them. He has always had a strong interest in how a mix of appropriate building types can create diverse, accessible neighborhoods. In 2010 this interest culminated in the conception of the term Missing Middle Housing. Over the past 16 years, he has led many communities, small and large, to implement their visions with a new approach to zoning called Form-Based Coding, about which he co-wrote what’s been called “the definitive handbook.”