Higher-density, transit-friendly development possibly coming to a small town in California wine country. One thing we don't necessarily give enough thought to is the extent to which increased density and small town living may be compatible. After all, it's not as if classic small town America was built during the era of the automobile. A small town can be small without being super-sprawly or organized in such a way that the only way to buy anything is to drive 30 miles to a mall.
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.