The Codes

Model Procedures

Model codes that are procedural rather than form-based can help create good urbanism if they are intelligently adapted to a specific locality. They do not regulate form in the sense of an urban or form-based code, but they do affect form indirectly by specifying a decision making process. During that process, local plans, regulations and policies are applied to a development, and that is likely to affect the development's character - i.e., urban form. Often, these procedures are applied to all developments that require a quasi-judicial decision, for example, planned unit developments and site plans. There is disagreement over whether model procedural codes result in desirable urban forms.

Titlesort icon Author Date Place Description
ABA Model Land Use Procedures Act Joint Task Force of the State and Local Government and Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Sections of the American Bar Association, led by Edward J. Sullivan 2008 United States Adopted by the American Bar Association in August 2008, the Model Land Use Procedures Act provides state, municipal, and tribal governments with a set of ideal procedures designed to facilitate the enactment and enforcement of land use regulations.
City of Chico, Land Use & Development Regulations - TND Zone R. John Anderson and Paul Crawford 2007 This code was written to entitle Meriam Park. It is a section of the Municipal Code that can be used anywhere else in the city.
Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook: Model Statutes for Planning and the Management of Change Stuart Meck, FAICP, General Editor 2002 Chicago, Illinois This Legislative Guidebook contains model statutes for planning and the management of change. The statutes are intended as an update to and rethinking of the Standard City Planning and Zoning Enabling Acts drafted by an advisory committee of the U.S. Department of Commerce in the 1920s ("Standard Acts"), and the American Law Institute's A Model Land Development Code (1976), as well as other model statutes.
Jindee Design Code Studio LFA and RobertsDay October 2009 Australia - Jindee, Western Australia The design for Jindee was inspired to reflect the 112 hectare site's climatic, topographical and coastal place-making. The design has developed a coding system based on the SmartCode Transect Based Code which will be the first innovative coastal village in the Western Australia Planning system that will ultimately influence productive working relations with government and elected members and for harnessing support for new models in coastal planning, design and delivery.
Model Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulation for Village Development Randall Arendt 2004 Produced by Randall Arendt with colleagues at the Natural Lands Trust. The model ordinance appears in an appendix to the APA PAS Report Crossroads, Hamlet, Village, Town: Design Characteristics of Traditional Neighborhoods, Old and New.