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Welcome - my name is Kevin Klinkenberg, and this site "The Messy City" is my blog and company website. I started blogging on urban planning and design issues in 2007, and began working in the field in 1993. Please feel free to connect with me on any of the social media sites listed here. Thanks for reading.

What you need to do before embarking on form-based code efforts.

From working with various cities throughout the country, 180º has found that when it comes to form-based code efforts, the goals from city to city can be very different.

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It is important to define the areas where you want the form based codes to be applied and what types of applications are coming into the city. You must separate the good ideas from the bad.

Listen to Kevin Klinkenberg discuss how setting priorities and making decisions before crafting a code will help enforce what you envision for your city.


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