A self-identified conservative who supports the “broader vision of smart growth” has identified a reason why more conservatives don’t support smart growth: the political economy of sprawl.
Apr 17, 2014 Bacon's Rebellion
A weekend op-ed in the Wall Street Journal rallying against a proposed Alexandria, Va. bike lane has likened the fight to save 37 parking spaces on par with the Revolution and the War of 1812. Could this be the revenge of Dorothy Rabinowitz?
Nov 12, 2013 Bacon's Rebellion
Biking can be a formidable economic development tool, argues James A. Bacon, who examines several ways in which investment in bicycle infrastructure can create wealth and jobs.
Mar 7, 2013 Bacon's Rebellion
James Bacon examines how in Washington DC's suburbs high-density developments produce significantly more tax revenue per acre than low density developments.
Feb 20, 2013 Bacon's Rebellion
According to James A. Bacon, "Smart growth is too important to leave to liberals." In a new essay, he argues that "Conservatives must articulate their own vision for creating prosperous, livable and fiscally sustainable communities."
Jun 4, 2012 Bacon's Rebellion
Politicians will tell you that the only way to solve traffic congestion is to buil more roadways. The facts, however, support a different theory.
May 10, 2005 Bacon's Rebellion
The only real solution to traffic congestion is "fundamental Change in human settlement patterns."
Mar 4, 2005 Bacon's Rebellion
Small factory towns across the South are threatened by globalization.
Nov 2, 2004 Bacon's Rebellion