Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The best way to learn form-based code writing is to just do it. So get your dancing shoes on, and get ready to Calibrate Good Times, C'mon!
Despite the fact that sprawl is bad for the environment, economy, and society, it is difficult to finance and zone mixed-use, walkable, and diverse projects. A total overhaul of suburban zoning practices is required for an effective sprawl intervention. To overcome the difficulties related to building and maintaining auto-centric places, governments have started adopting form-based codes. This 202 trains participants in the basics of writing a form-based code to legalize high-performance local character.
In just four hours of this hands-on technical workshop, we will complete an accelerated version of what normally takes a few months. We'll study base maps, complete field research, calibrate the open-source SmartCode code framework for a study area, compare the new T-zoning with the existing code, and sketch out a transect-based regulating plan. Four teams led by experienced code calibrators will calibrate T4, T5, and T6 in our plan and code.
To make this feasible, we'll meet with participants virtually before the CNU to examine the Salt Lake Transect, take a virtual walk through T4, T5, and T6, and run Susan's Synoptic Survey ap for each T-Zone. We'll start the on-site workshop armed with this virtual walking tour to begin our whirlwind calibration. For the iPad-packing keeners who own Bento, download the Synoptic Survey ap.
This interactive workshop will assume participants are familiar with the model SmartCode. Additional preparatory material will be provided in the month prior to CNU 21, including sample Synoptic Surveys, guides for calibration, existing zoning ordinance and maps, and study area data. Guest appearances from Andrés Duany and Stefanos Polyzoides will warn 202'ers about land mines and missing links.