Form-Based Codes Institute’s inaugural FBCI FORUM is Oct 11-12


September 11, 2017 | National Main Street Center | Form-Based Codes Institute

Form-Based Codes are the regulatory framework for recreating vibrant walkable, mixed-use downtowns and urban neighborhoods.  This fall, the Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) is holding its inaugural FBCI FORUM in the Washington, D.C. area, October 11 & 12.  Be a part of this new event where planners, elected officials, urban designers, developers, citizen leaders and other placemaking practitioners and advocates can learn how communities across the country are using form-based zoning codes to create great places, preserve historic neighborhoods and transform suburban commercial strips into places people love.

Program highlights include:

  • Remarks by Geoff Anderson, CEO of Smart Growth America, and other leading experts on community-building who will discuss how to create healthy, walkable, mixed-use communities;
  • Tips from local government planners and elected officials from Bradenton, FL, Nashville, TN, Arlington County, VA, Somerville, MA, Ft. Worth, TX, and other communities where form-based codes (FBC) have been used successfully for great placemaking; and
  • Presentations by top urban designers and code writers from firms like Dover Kohl, DPZ, Ferrell Madden and Opticos Design who write codes for communities such as Winooski, VT, Miami, FL and Flagstaff, AZ, on how to tailor an FBC to meet your community’s priorities.

To learn more about the FORUM program, speakers, conference hotel and registration, please visit  Should you have any questions or if you would like to contact FBCI directly, email Brendan O’Hara (


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