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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.

Form-Based Code Institute in Lansing, Mich.

Kevin is a participating faculty member this week for a Form-Based Codes Institute 301 Session in Lansing, MI.

This course covers a checklist for evaluating the effectiveness of a Form-Based Code, an in-depth look at the advantages, disadvantages, and mechanics of mandatory, parallel and floating-zone forms of FBCs; how to structure the coding process, including what must happen before and after the code is drafted; what to keep and what to discard from an existing conventional code; the legal aspects of adopting a FBC i.e. its consistency with the comprehensive plan, adoption mechanics and insulating against potential challenges; and post-adoption implementation. For more information and registration, please check this link: Form Based-Code Institute

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Kevin Klinkenberg and the annual CNU Congress