Recorded Webinar - Integrating More Sustainable Design Into Form-Based Codes

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Recorded Webinar - Integrating More Sustainable Design Into Form-Based Codes
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 8:00 AM -
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:45 PM (Central Time)

Form-Based Codes are, by definition, sustainable. Their capacity to produce compact, mixed-use urbanism makes them an essential tool in efforts to create sustainable communities. The 2&1/2 hour recorded webinar covers the key elements of sustainable design that may be regulated by form-based codes, including renewable energy systems, stormwater and wastewater conservation, urban agriculture, green roofs, landscaping, community-based transportation, and others. Instructors use specific case studies to illustrate these elements, drawing upon their work from across the country. They also discuss effective community participation strategies that advance sustainable design in form-based codes.


Course Instructors:
Dan Slone, Victor Dover, Tom Low, Dan Parolek and Bill Lennertz

Dan Parolek
Dan is co-author of the first comprehensive book on Form-Based Codes,“Form-Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers,” (John Wiley & Sons, 2008), which reviewers have called “the handbook” of Form-Based Coding. He is a practicing architect and urbanist whose passion is creating and revitalizing sustainable urban places. Dan is a founding board member of the Form-Based Code Institute and founding principal of Opticos Design, Inc. based in Berkeley, California. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley.
Bill Lennertz
Bill is co-founder and Executive Director of the National Charrette Institute, and co-author of the authoritative book, The Charrette Handbook. With Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, and as a partner in Lennertz Coyle & Associates, Bill has directed over 150 charrettes. He holds a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.
Dan Slone
“Is it legal?” Dan Slone has been answering that question regarding codes for 25 years.  He has written or helped write traditional neighborhood development codes, Smart Codes and other form-based codes all around the country. In addition to writing codes for developers working with localities for project approval and codes for localities that desire traditional neighborhood developments and sustainable development, he is national counsel for the Congress for the New Urbanism, the Seaside Institute and the U.S. Green Building Council. He is the co-author of a new book with Doris Goldstein entitled A Legal Guide for Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Architects and Developers.
Victor Dover
Victor is principal in the town planning firm of Dover, Kohl & Partners, focusing on the creation and regeneration of sound neighborhoods as the fundamental component of livable communities. He holds degrees from Virginia Tech and the University of Miami, and is a charter member of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Victor is the author of the “Streets” chapter in the Charter for the New Urbanism book. He helped to establish new LEED for Neighborhood Developments (LEED-ND) standards.
Tom Low
Tom is the Director of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company's Charlotte, North Carolina office, which he opened in 1995. He has managed and completed over one hundred projects during two decades with DPZ, winning awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Sierra Club, and the Environmental Protection Agency for Smart Growth Achievement. He is actively involved with projects, research, and education throughout the Carolinas. Tom also lectures on town planning, early twentieth-century planning history, sustainability and urbanism, and school design. Since 2004, he has been the Chair for the Charlotte Region Civic by Design Forum, which includes leading forums on school design and the Katrina Inspired Learning Cottage Initiative.

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