As a professional urban designer and partner of the Planning and Design Firm Space Between Design Studio, I am a trained urbanist who specializes in creating walkable urban developments and analyzing existing places to find the barriers preventing livable, walkable urbanism. I can be reached at patrick [at] spacebtw.com
SMARTER CODES DIALOGUE How to Implement Form-Based Codes
Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201 Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (or so)
Many communities across North Texas are adopting Form-Based Codes, having learned that the common, use-based zoning codes of the past have over-regulated the marketplace and failed to protect or produce great, people-oriented places. Form-based codes overcome these weaknesses but are only a tool and, just as owning a paintbrush doesn’t make one an artist, an FBC won’t automatically make your town a masterpiece. Implementation is everything.
CNU-North Texas hosts our nation’s leading experts for a day-long presentation on the Do’s and Dont’s of implementing these new “Smarter Codes” for superior results. Lunch will be provided. After the sessions, join a walking tour of Dallas’ Uptown district, terminating at the Londoner pub for drinks and conversation.
"The American love affair with the car...it's an awful lot like Stockholm Syndrome." ~ Me. In the Sixties the philosopher Ivan Illich showed that the amount of energy invested into cars and road infrastructure would be sufficient to cover the distance by foot - and in a considerably more beautiful and peaceful environment.
In the Sixties, the philosopher Ivan Illich showed that the amount of energy invested into cars and road infrastructure would be sufficient to cover the distance by foot - and in a considerably more beautiful and peaceful environment.