Conventional Zoning Codes

Form-Based Codes

Use is primary

Physical form and character are primary

Segregated land-use

Mixed use


Walkable and compact development-oriented

Organized around single-zones

Reinforce an urban hierarchy (e.g., rural-to-urban transect)

Reactive to individual development

Proactive community visioning

Regulates to create buildings

Regulates to create places

Proscriptive regulations: Regulate what is not permitted

Prescriptive regulations: Describe what is required