Conventional land use regulations focus on separating land uses not shaping the urban form to create special places to live, work and play. The result are often sprawl, segregation of populations by income and ethnicity and the loss of appealing public spaces. Car-oriented planning has eroded community life and inhibited the use of public transit, biking and walking.
Communities of all sizes want a better future. They seek a new kind of development regulation that can create great places, preserve historic neighborhoods and transform suburban commercial strips into places people love.
The FBCI Forum: Connecting Policy, Place & Practice, hosted by the Form-Based Codes Institute, will bring together experts, practitioners and advocates from across the land use and development disciplines to learn how they can use form-based zoning codes to create walkable, mixed-use, equitable communities.