Archive: Scott Beyer

Scott Beyer is a Catalyst Columnist Fellow on a 1.5-year research project through the Global South for Catalyst’s Market Urbanism Around the World series. He is the owner of Market Urbanism Report, a media company that advances free-market city policy. He is also an urban affairs journalist who writes regular columns for Forbes, Governing Magazine, HousingOnline.com, and Catalyst. Follow him on Twitter: @marketurbanist.
Full Biography and Publications
Does Arizona’s Parking-Free “Culdesac” Have a Future?
A development in Tempe will ban cars in favor of micro-mobility. Can the model spread to other cities?
Scott Beyer | October 1, 2021
3D Printed Homes: A Fix for Global Housing Problems?
With faster construction times, cheaper costs, and sturdier material, 3D printing can boost living standards in the developing world
Scott Beyer | September 23, 2021
Singapore’s Housing Model—the Positives and Negatives
Singapore blends market and centrally-planned elements in a way that’s far different from the U.S.—yet mirrors some of our problems
Scott Beyer | September 17, 2021
The Future of the Warehouse is Automated
E-commerce and logistics firms turn to robots to speed up turnaround and cut costs
Scott Beyer | September 9, 2021
How “National Landing” Will Affect Urban Development
The fast-growing NoVa neighborhood, bolstered by Amazon HQ2, mixes the ingenuities and moral hazards of America’s biggest institutions.
Scott Beyer | September 2, 2021
Modular 2.0: How Prefab Housing Is Making a Comeback
Offsite construction may be the fastest way to build housing cheaply
Scott Beyer | August 27, 2021
Should the Federal Government Launch “Rural 5G?”
Rural broadband programs are viewed as an essential investment. But they subsidize an unsustainable lifestyle
Scott Beyer | August 19, 2021
Can Tolls Really Fund Road and Infrastructure Expansion?
Tolls can be a better solution for financing roads and taking liabilities off taxpayers.
Scott Beyer | August 12, 2021
The Problem with a Federal Infrastructure Bill
Bipartisan enthusiasm in Congress for more infrastructure spending ignores the economic and political fundamentals.
Scott Beyer | August 10, 2021
Freight Modernization Trends Accommodate Rail’s Growth
Innovations in train safety, power, and scheduling keep freight rail relevant—and face labor and political opposition
Scott Beyer | July 30, 2021
Hyperloop’s Potential for Revolutionizing Freight
Hyperloop developers are promising to make freight transport faster. Do the economics work?
Scott Beyer | July 23, 2021
Why Aren’t West Coast Ports Booming?
Gulf and East Coast labor and economic policies drive port activity up to West Coast levels
Scott Beyer | July 15, 2021