Form-Based Codes: A Planning Tool for Healthier Communities

Form-Based Codes: A Planning Tool for Healthier Communities

Thursday, August 27, 2009

8:30 am to 3:45 pm

Doubletree Hotel in Modesto, CA

(Registration check-in from 8:30 am, program begins at 9:00 am)

Registration deadline: Friday, August 21

This workshop is free but pre-registration is required.  Seating is limited.

Lunch and workshop materials are provided.

AICP credit is available

Who Shoud Attend:  This workshop is for anyone who is interested in building better, more predictable and healthy communities including planners, civic leaders, practicing professionals and community members.

The program will include presentations by form-based code experts Dan Parolek and Stefan Pellegrini with Opticos Design, and discussions based on real-world examples in California.



8:30     Registration

9:00     Welcome and Introductions

             *Vice Mayor Kristin Olsen, City of Modesto

9:15     What's Health Got to Do With It

            *Paul Zykofsky, Local Government Commission

9:45     Introduction to Form-Based Codes: Components, Process, Diverse Application

            *Dan Parolek, Opticos Design, Inc.

            *Stefan Pellegrini, Opticos Design, Inc.

10:45    Break

11:00    Case Study: Downtown and Historic Neighborhoods

             *Dan Parolek, Opticos Design, Inc.

             *Stefan Pellegrini, Opticos Design, Inc.

12:00    Networking Lunch

1:00     Case Study: Greenfield Application

            *Steve Lawton, City of Hercules

2:00     Break

2:15     Code Writing Tips

            *Steve Tracy, Local Government Commission

3:00    Next Frontier for Form-Based Codes Application and Common Mistakes to Avoid

           *Stefan Pellegrini, Opticos Design, Inc.

3:30    Closing Thoughts

           *Stefan Pellegrini, Opticos Design, Inc.

3:45     Adjourn  


This workshop is made possible by Leadership for Healthy Communities, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Leadership for Healthy Communities is a national program that supports state and local government leaders in efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating and access to healthy foods.

Supported by the Valley Futures Forum, an educational series held on the third Thursday of each month (except December) at 5pm in Modesto.