William Fulton is president of Solimar Research Group Inc., a public policy research firm dealing with metropolitan growth, urban planning, and economic development issues throughout California and nationwide. He was one of the principal authors of Smart Growth In Action, released by Reason Public Policy Institute in 2001. Mr. Fulton is also editor and publisher of California Planning & Development Report, a monthly newsletter, and the author of four books, including The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles, which was an L.A. Times best-seller. Mr. Fulton earned his B.A. in Mass Communications from St. Bonaventure University, an M.A. in Journalism/Public Affairs from The American University in Washington, D.C., and an M.A. in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.