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Better! Cities & Towns
, New Urban Publications

Better! Cities & Towns, the leading information and news provider about New Urbanism, offers this web page with resources and timely information on form-based codes.

Hafiz Rashid
, The Baltimore Sun
Apr 17 2013

Maryland Department of Transportation recommends the inclusion of form-based regulations in Amberdeen's development code to facilitate transit-oriented development around the MARC train station

Will Graff
, The Forecaster
Apr 10 2013

Developed after a multi-day planning session dubbed Planapalooza, Yarmouth's proposed FBC seeks to relink land use and development with transportation planning and promote mixed use development. The proposed code has the support of the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) and is currently being reviewed by the Yarmouth Town Council.

Hayes Hickman
, knoxnews.com
Apr 5 2013

FBC for Cumberland Avenue near UT in Knoxville works to balance current parking needs and the vision of a walkable corridor.

Portland Press Herald
Apr 4 2013

Maine towns that wish to establish or revive village centers should look to Standish's form-based code.

Terry Hagerty
, The Bastrop Advertiser
Mar 29 2013

Bastrop considers a FBC to preserve the City's existing unique and historic character.

Robert Steuteville
, Better! Cities & Towns
Mar 15 2013

Planning Director George Proakis aims to make Somerville more vibrant and more walkable with better access to jobs through an expansion of transit and form-based codes.

Noah Rankin
, The Cornell Daily Sun
Mar 14 2013

Ithaca, NY looks to FBCs to improve the quality of housing, encourage development, and promote walkable neighborhoods.

Rick Bernhardt
, Better! Cities & Towns
Dec 7 2012

Nashville sees a rise in development, building permits, and property values in the areas governed by form-based code zoning.

Pete McCarthy
, FrederickNewsPost.com
Nov 15 2012

City officials consider using form-based standards in upcoming zoning revisions.

Michelle Kingston
, fosters.com
Nov 7 2012

The City of Dover plans to expand its form-based code in the Central Business District in part due to a grant from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. Design charrettes are scheduled for February 2013.