First you need good rules, then you need to enforce them.

Next American City recently interviewed professor and author Emily Talen about her latest effort, “City Rules: How Regulations Affect Urban Form.” The Q&A touches on strategies for facilitating diversity, how bad design discourages mixed-use development, the “American fixation” on controlling use over form and the emergence of form-based codes. Read it here.

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