Samuel R. Staley, Ph. D., is director of the urban futures program for the Reason
Public Policy Institute, a research and educational organization based in Los Angeles,
California. He is also an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Dr. Staley is the author of two books and more than three dozen articles, studies, and
reports on urban development issues and policy. His work has appeared in professional
journals such as the Journal of the American Planning Association, Economics of
Education Review, and Planning and Development, as well as the popular press
including the Wall Street Journal, the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit
News, the Houston Chronicle, Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, and
dozens of other newspapers across the country.
His Mackinac Center Viewpoints on suburban development and farmland preservation
in Michigan have been widely reprinted in newspapers throughout the state.