|John L. Gann, Jr., "Development and Zoning in Older Cities," Land Development, Spring, 2004, p. 7.
Conventional zoning can damage the character of older cities, which need less restrictive and more innovative codes.
John L. Gann, Jr., "Reverse Zoning: Turning Traditional Zoning Inside-Out," Planning & Zoning News, (Planning & Zoning Center), June, 2004, p. 5.
Conventional zoning discourages the advantages of close-knit development exemplified by older cities. Reverse Zoning setting maximums for open spaces and minimums for building intensity facilitates compact communities.
John L. Gann, Jr., "Smart Growth Won't Save Cities, But a Market Solution Might," Environment News, (The Heartland Institute), November, 1999, p. 6.
As a strategy to revive older cities, negative Smart Growth efforts alone are unlikely to succeed. Cities need to better market the substantial advantages they still offer.
John L. Gann, Jr., "An Economic Development Plan for an Older City," Cities & Villages, (Ohio Municipal League), July-August, 1995.
Financial incentives proved ineffective, so an older city's economic development plan gave priority to securing land for growth and business retention and recruitment.
|James M. Taylor., "Author Makes the Case for Urban Life as Environmental Choice," Environment & Climate News (The Heartland Institute), August, 2008, p. 18.
A reviewer of Gann's Hybrid Neighborhoods concludes the book "presents strong arguments for urban living."
John L. Gann, Jr., "Fighting Sprawl With Close-Knit Community Planning," The Vantage Point, (Penna. Planning Assn.), June, 2004, p. 8.
Cities' "Old Urbanism" offers environments that are more amenable, more affordable, easier to build, and can more effectively curb sprawl.
John L. Gann, Jr., "Redevelopment Overlay Zoning: A Problem-Solver for Older Cities," Planning & Zoning News (Planning & Zoning Center), May, 1994, p. 10.
Flexible but unorthodox zoning developed for Cleveland's Flats area solves five problems common to older cities.
John L. Gann, Jr., "Building Crime Prevention into Land Use Codes," Urban Land, Feb. 1997, p. 41.
Land use controls both support and impair security in public places. Cities concerned about crime may need to redo their