Selected Articles on Win-Win Regulation

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John L. Gann, Jr., "Win-Win Regulations," Texas Town & City (Texas Municipal League), May, 2004, p. 54.

Land use control should be "win-win," not a zero-sum game land owners lose.

John L. Gann, Jr., "User-Friendly Regulation," Planning Minnesota (Minnesota Chapter, American Planning Association), December, 1995.

Opposition to codes can be mitigated 7 ways to make them user-friendly.

John L. Gann, Jr., "Development and Zoning in Older Cities," Land Development, Spring, 2004, p. 7.

Suburban zoning can damage cities, which need different regulations.

John L. Gann, Jr., "Robinson Replaces Underperforming Zoning With a Common Sense Code," Illinois Municipal Review, January, 2002.

Convoluted "performance" regulations were replaced by "common sense" rules.

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John L. Gann, Jr., "Zoning Revisited: Some Tips for Overhauling Zoning Regulations," Pennsylvanian (Pennsylvania State Assn. of Boroughs), May, 2000, p. 28.

It's a once-in-a-generation effort. Six guidelines help get it right.

John L. Gann, Jr., "Building Crime Prevention into Land Use Codes," Urban Land, Feb. 1997, 41.

Typical land use controls both support and impair security in public places.

John L. Gann, Jr., "How to Write an Easy-to-Use Zoning Ordin-
PAS Memo, (American Planning Association), July, 1986, p. 1.

Make codes easier for staffs and developers to use with 15 changes.

John L. Gann, Jr., "7 Reasons Not to Adopt Another Community's Ordinance," Public Management, September, 2002, p. 39.

Towns often adopt other places' codes, creating seven kinds of problems.