Tag Archives: Form-Based Codes

Congress for the New Urbanism: Building Places People Love

Campus Martius in Detroit (Credit: @CNUMidwest /Twitter)
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is an international nonprofit organization working to create vibrant and walkable cities, towns, and neighborhoods, where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, shop and get around. Through 25 years of advocacy, CNU has changed the national conversation from a debate over sprawl to a discussion on how to reinvest in our existing communities. People want to live in well-designed places that are unique, authentic and walkable. CNU’s mission is to help people... Read more

2016 Groves Award

groves_award_insignia
The Groves Award, sponsored by the Transet Code Council (TCC) and the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), honors outstanding leadership and vision in transect-based planning. Nominations for the 2016 Groves Award are welcome from any public or private sector planning professional, agency, firm or non-profit. The winner will receive the Award at the annual gathering CNU, scheduled for June 8-11 in Detroit, Michigan. Nominations due March 1. Learn more... Read more

Plan For a Beautiful Downtown Winona, MN

winona-mn
​A more beautiful downtown and riverfront is central to the vision many Winona leaders have for promoting downtown development and attracting new residents and visitors to the island city. This summer, the Winona Main Street Program unveiled its vision for beautifying and unifying downtown. They hope their plan will help guide future city investments in the area and the city’s zoning ordinance update. Read more... Read more

Big Changes Coming to Charlotte’s Zoning Process, Code

Charlotte
Charlotte will soon kick off a multi-year rewrite of the zoning code. The new code will likely be a “hybrid,” combining some elements of conventional and form-based zoning codes. Form-based zoning, a newer concept in urban planning, regulates physical standards such as the appearance, massing, size and placement of buildings. Read more... Read more

Housing Gridlock in Alaska: Who Is to Blame When Demand Exceeds Supply?

donovanmountainview
Wedged between two saltwater inlets and a mountainous 500,000-acre state park, Anchorage sits in a uniquely spectacular location. Beneath the picturesque setting is a 100-year-old city with more than 300,000 residents struggling to meet a growing demand for housing while at the same time facing a shortage of raw land ripe for building. Read more... Read more
« Older Entries