This article discusses the types of gaps communities may have between plan recommendations and code provisions and provides a primer on how planners can use quantifiable planning objectives to guide the development of zoning provisions.
About the Author
Douglas Farr (FAIA, LEED AP, CNU-A) is an architect, urbanist, author, and passionate advocate for sustainable design thinking. Doug heads Farr Associates, a Chicago-based firm that plans and designs lovable, aspirational buildings and places. A native Detroiter, Doug Co-Chaired the development of LEED-ND and has served on the boards of urban sustainability organizations including the Congress for New Urbanism, Bioregional, EcoDistricts, and Elevate Energy. His first book, “Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature,” was published in 2008; his second book, "Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future," is available early 2018. In 2017, Planetizen readers named him one of “the 100 most influential urbanists of all time.”