Thursday, October 01, 2009

The ABCs of Form-Based Codes

Are you a community leader who finds existing zoning regulations impeding your Smart Growth strategy and attainment of Senate Bill 375-mandated targets? Are you a developer who wants to build the right infill projects and has had to jump through hurdles to get a single project approved because of outdated zoning laws? Are you a citizen who wants predictable results from new development? Are you confused about all the hype around form-based planning, coding or zoning? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Form-Based Codes are a zoning reform alternative you need to know about and the opportunity to learn from the nation's leading experts is coming to the Bay Area.

The Form-Based Codes Institute, a national leader in establishing Form-Based Coding best practices, is holding a day-long course in the Bay Area that will teach you the fundamentals of Form-Based Coding. Come learn from the nation's leading Form-Based Codes practitioners and city staff implementing Form-Based Codes.

The faculty will include:

Dan Parolek, AIA is a Bay Area architect, urbanist and co-author of the first comprehensive book on the topic entitled Form Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities and Developers.

Stafanos Polyzoides is the founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Daniel Slone is the co-author of The Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development.

Kaiser Rangwala has been implementing and administering Form-Based Codes as the Assistant Community Development Director for Ventura, California.

The ABCs of FBCs
Time: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.
Contact: Email Carol Wyant at
Cost: $350 per attendee. Click here to register.

For more information: 510/464-3600

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