Generally, a code is established when the city’s public interest
requires formal protection. It is always an evolutionary process,
depending on local conditions, habits and social interactions - ideally
done with the participation of local citizens. Codes need to be altered
when they fail to deliver the desired results, so they also posses
only a relatively permanence.|
Aim of this document is to establish a basic framework, related to
the Block Character Map and other documents of the PSM. The form of
this framework is based on the ‘Smart- Code’ template,
provided by the ‘Center for Applied Transect Studies’
(smartcodecentral.org). The SmartCode is a model transect-based planning
and zoning document based on environmental analysis.
In this framework, the transect approach of the SmartCode is linked
to the Block Character zoning scheme. By doing so, a set of form-based
building rules is applied to the different block characters.