I’d like an app to define and visualize t-zones like this please. Here’s my demo so far: please download and finish it, oh time-rich reader!
Having defined your regulating plan in Lilac, you could then apply these building form standards (and your public space standards, defined in Streetmix3D) to view your neighborhood plan in 3D (indicated with Vizicities' logo here).
This is a design/drawing methodology that follows the legislative structure of Form Based Codes (unlike artistic or engineering apps like CityEngine and Sketchup) and therefore nudges better outcomes. The least effort outcome is passable urbanism. It takes intentional effort to create the contemporary garbage of cul-de-sacs and parking lots and buildings that ignore eachother.
By sharing around Stoop form definitions, local and/or climate-appropriate building traditions can be applied to each new neighborhood development.
“This is the direction new codes should be going.” - Dan Parolek, Principal, Opticos Design Inc.
A nationally recognized thought leader in architecture, design, and urban planning, specifically in terms of creating livable, sustainable communities and buildings that reinforce them. Since establishing himself early in his career as an expert in these fields, he has won national competitions and awards for his work and is often asked to contribute to publications and resources.
Over the years, he has become one of the leading practitioners of Form-Based Coding, a revolutionary new approach to zoning about which he co-wrote what’s been called “the definitive handbook,” and he is a founding board member of the Form-Based Codes Institute.
Update: Thanks to Dan’s endorsement, I’ve made a quick alternative demo using a style closer to Opticos’.