Currently the city of Abu Dhabi has a population of 1 million. By the time of 2030, the figure will rise to 3 million. What will the urban planning department deal with such a large population, and guide the city towards sustainability? This short video will tell you.
- What Are Form-Based Codes?
“Form-based codes foster predictable built results and a high-quality public realm by using physical form (rather than separation of uses) as the organizing principle for the code. They are regulations, not mere guidelines, adopted into city or county law. Form-based codes offer a powerful alternative to conventional zoning.” – FBCI
“Form-based codes place a primary emphasis on building type, dimensions, parking location and façade features, and less emphasis on uses. They stress the appearance of the streetscape, or public realm, over long lists of different use types. ” – Local Govenment Commission
Form-based codes were developed to overcome the problem of sprawl, which is created by use-based codes.
Morph My City Challenge is calling for architects, engineers, students, city planners and innovators from around the world to a two-part innovation competition aiming to encourage and reward radical new approaches to sustainable urban planning.
The two categories of Morph My City Challenge are: Greenfield prize and 2040 prize.
Deadline for submission will be 30th, May.
For more information please visit: Morph My City Challenge