Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award Call for Submissions

The Form-Based Codes Institue (FBCI) has opened its call for submissions for the 2012 Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award. The Award honors achievement in the writing and implementation of form-based codes in the regulation of development to achieve a specific urban form.

Entries must have been adopted into law by a unit of local government. Codes recently adopted as well as codes adopted in prior years are welcome. Entries should be codes intended to foster built results consistent with a master plan. The Award Jury is looking for codes showing one or both of the following characteristics:

* A code that advances the field of form-based code writing
* A code that shows strong built results and "lessons learned"

Submissions must be received by FBCI no later than Monday, March 19, 2012.

Award winners will be announced May 11, 2012, during a session called Today's Best Form-Based Codes, at CNU 20 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Winners will be invited to participate in a discussion of their codes at the Congress. Additionally, winning entries will be featured on the FBCI web site.

Anyone is eligible to submit a legally adopted Form-Based Code. However, if any current jury member or member of their firm or organization are, or were, part of a code-writing team or a participant in the design, writing, adoption, or implementation process, that code is ineligible for review in the 2012 program.

There is no entry fee. For complete information and full submission requirements, go to the FBCI website, www.formbasedcodes.org