If Phoenix is doing form-based coding, can your community?

Form-Based Coding is a method of regulating development to achieve a specific urban form based on a community vision and time-tested forms of urbanism.  Does your community or business have an interest in learning the basics of this method of regulating development in order to address the character of a development or neighborhood?

Attendees of FBC 101 will learn how this tool is used to define public space/street standards, building form standards, and the relationship between them.  The course will explain how to determine the scale and appropriate form necessary to achieve a predictable public realm.  Other course activities include an analysis of a community’s DNA, regulating plan variations, and understanding legal issues related to FBC.

This course is the first of a three part series to be offered in Phoenix, AZ.  For more information on FBCs, click here(Oh, and for an update on Phoenix’s FBC efforts, click here.)

  • Course Date: Sept 26 and 27, 2008
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Place: Planning + Design Academy, PURL, 234 N. Central Ave., 8th Floor, Phoenix, AZ
  • Cost: “Early bird” registration is $750 for private/corporate and $700 for public/non-profits.  Course is limited to 50 attendees, registration is not complete until payment is received.
  • Benefits: 14.5 AIA/ASLA LEU’s and APA CM’s.
  • Food: Yes!  Program includes breakfast and lunch.
  • For more information and to register, click here.


  • Shaine Alleman, Tiffany & Bosco P.A.
  • Victor Dover, Dover, Kohl & Partners
  • Roger Eastman, City of Flagstaff
  • Mary Madden, Ferrell Madden Lewis Associates
  • Dan Sloan, Esq., McGuire Woods LLP

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