Making TOD Legal: Form-Based Codes

A significant barrier to implementing transit-oriented development is that local development codes often inhibit TOD from being fully implemented. Traditional zoning, for example, has separated land uses so that it’s virtually impossible to walk to the store. TOD, by contrast, encourages a mixture of uses and a design that stresses pedestrian access. By addressing urban form and design, form-based codes make it easier to mix uses and create livable communities. Join the experts to see how this new strategy is being applied on the ground.

Moderator: Brian Newman, Deputy Council President, Metro, Portland OR

Speakers: Alan Loomis, Urban Designer, Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists, Pasadena CA; Paul Crawford, Principal, Crawford Multari & Clark Associates, San Luis Obispo CA; Keith Liden, Lead Planner, PB PlaceMaking, Portland OR

2004 Rail~Volution Conference, Los Angeles CA

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