I'm going to be attending the City Of Raleigh 21st Century City lecture on Tuesday.
Creating Urban Form: Conventional and Form-Based Codes
How Do We Design a 21st Century City?
ALL LECTURES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTER NOW!
November 6, 2007
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Fletcher Opera Theater
in Raleigh, NC
GET ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
Cities all over the world are striving to create more accessible and walkable urban environments. Development patterns are the result of zoning regulations. Conventional codes are based on specific land uses. Form-based codes are based on design, and less on use.
What are form-based codes, anyway?
What are the pros and cons of conventional codes?
What are the pros and cons of form-based codes?
Why does zoning sometimes forbid exactly what our plans call for?
Great cities of the world were created without zoning; why do we need rules at all?"
There's more information at the city website: http://www.raleighnc.gov