Many presentations about Form-Based Code are like schoolyard lectures on the
opposite sex. They sound authoritative. This session will present
experience-based, common sense, unadorned information about development
regulations based first in form and second in use.
Across the country
municipalities seeking to reshape dysfunctional auto-oriented development
continue to replace conventional zoning codes with new codes that primarily
regulate form and only secondarily regulate use. As the fundamentally different
approach of Form-Based Codes becomes more popular, practitioners are looking for
credible guidance on how to draft and implement form-based codes in their area.
In this webinar, we will share lessons distilled from over a decade of
experience implementing and administering municipal form-based development and
will introduce community planners to the core principles of Form-Based Codes.
Presenters include: Jason Beske, Principal Planner for Arlington County
Virginia, speaking about Form-Based Code administration and process based on his
experience in three municipalities, Geoffrey Ferrell, one of the originators of
the modern practice of Form-Based Coding whose firm’s codes are in use in
numerous municipalities, and Philip Dales, land use attorney at Hyatt &
Weber, P.A., in Annapolis, Maryland.