Hi, this is the personal website for Michael T. Bacon.

I am currently employed as a Research Developer at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Chapel Hill.

In 2021 I completed my Ph.D. in the Constructed Environment at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

My personal academic research focuses on the community land buyout movement in rural Scotland, and trying to sort out how community land ownership seems to reverse economic and demographic decline while simultaneously improving environmental conditions. Other work I’m currently doing involves investigating the intersection of science, technology, and society (STS) work and planning theory. The full text of my dissertation is available online.