Torti Gallas and Partners' Principal, Erik J. Aulestia, AICP, is a featured speaker at CNU21 Living Community in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions. Mr. Aulestia is part of a discussion titled "Today's Best Form-Based Codes", exploring several codes selected by the Driehaus Form-Based Codes Awards 2013 Jury as codes that exemplify the best in current Form-Based Code practice.
The Driehaus Award is an annual award that recognizes excellence in the writing and implementation of form-based codes, offering excellent examples for communities considering Form-Based Codes. Torti Gallas' Town of Babylon Downtown Wyandanch and Straight Path Corridor Form-Based Code created for the Town of Babylon, New York was the sole code chosen for the 2013 Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust Form-Based Codes Award. The award was presented at CNU21.