Form-Based Codes: Fitting FBCs To Your Community's Needs

Pasadena, CA
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Form-Based Codes: Fitting FBCs To Your Community's Needs
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 8:30 AM -
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 5:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Rose Bowl Brookside Arroyo Room
1133 Rosemont Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

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FBC 201 in Pasadena

The Course

This 2-day class looks 'under the hood' of form-based codes, exploring these innovative regulations while addressing the real challenges communities face trying to implement them. Locally-based experts are joined by practicing planners from communities in Southern California and nearby regions. They will discuss approaches that worked, difficulties encountered and what to avoid, drawing upon lessons learned in many places that have adopted form-based codes. The instructors discuss the elements of successful codes, what goes into them and how to make hybrid codes that work.

The class moves from general considerations to an in-depth discussion of urban form. It uses case studies with “hands-on” participatory exercises that give practice in the essential tasks of coding. Participants see how to shape good urban form through this regulatory framework. They practice form-based coding that draws upon an area's best urban elements, using these to conceptualize the streets, buildings and blocks that shape public space and community character. 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 Pasadena, please click the Faculty tab above.


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Payment Instructions

  • Standard registration  $500
    Standard registration + FBC 101e   $600

    Public/nonprofit    $450

    Public/nonprofit + FBC 101e   $550

    Group rates available for three or more participants.

    Payment by credit card (MC/Visa) or by check.

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

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