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FOCUS ON COST-EFFECTIVE GHG EMISSIONS: REPORT

By Wendell Cox… The Reason Foundation has published my new research reviewing the potential for urban containment (or other restrictive policies that are sometimes called “smart growth”) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Principal reports cited by advocates of urban containment are reviewed. The conclusion is that only minimal reductions if the gains from improved […]

What Price Urban Density?

By Fanis Grammenos — We regularly hear the argument that living in a compact city is more affordable than living in one that is more spread out. But what does the data actually show about the cost of housing in compact cities, and the cost of transport in these dense places?

Serfs up with California’s new feudalism

By Joel Kotkin… Is California the most conservative state? Now that I have your attention, just how would California qualify as a beacon of conservatism? It depends how you define the term. Since the rise of Ronald Reagan, most conservatives have defined themselves by pledging loyalty to market capitalism, supporting national defense and defending sometimes […]