FBC 201: Preparing a Form-Based Code: Design Considerations

Austin, Texas
Monday, May 21, 2012

FBC 201: Preparing a Form-Based Code: Design Considerations
Monday, May 21, 2012 8:30 AM -
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:00 PM (Central Time)

Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, Texas 78704

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FBC 201 in Austin, TX  

The Course
This 2-day course gives an in-depth understanding of how to guide good urban form through a regulatory framework. Participants see how to create form-based codes by drawing upon an area's best urban elements, using these to conceptualize the streets, buildings and blocks that shape public space and community character. Instructors delve into the basics of urban form, combining lecture and case study with “hands-on” participatory exercises that give practice in the essential tasks of coding.

The sequence of discussion and presentation builds your knowledge of the elements of urban design at the scale of the building and building types, the street and street types, the block and the neighborhood. This leads to an exercise to create a vision and a basic illustrative plan for an area. Further discussion considers the theory and practice of the regulating plan, with a second exercise to create the elements of a regulating plan from the initial vision and illustrative plan. Instructors discuss unexpected design challenges, and explore design possibilities for greenfield sites, redevelopment areas, already built-out communities and regional plans.

FBCI's instructors are among the originators and innovators of the modern practice of form-based coding. To see the instructors in Austin, please click the Faculty tab above.


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Payment Instructions

  • Standard registration  $700
    Standard registration + FBC 101e   $800

    Public/nonprofit    $650

    Public/nonprofit + FBC 101e   $750

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    Form-Based Codes Institute
    333 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 510
    Chicago, IL 60601

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