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,, and Catalyst. Follow him on Twitter: @marketurbanist.
Full Biography and Publications
In Defense of Uber, Lyft, and Ridesharing
This is part 2 in a seven-part series on the privatization of transport
Scott Beyer | December 7, 2020
The Vast Growth Potential of Micro-Transport
This is part one in a seven-part series on the privatization of transport
Scott Beyer | December 4, 2020
The Many Benefits of Road Pricing
A market-oriented approach to road management would ease congestion, generate revenue, and encourage ridepooling
Scott Beyer | November 7, 2020
Should Government Build and Finance Affordable Housing?
“Supply-side” solutions like public housing and LIHTC may seem good on paper, but are flawed in practice
Scott Beyer | October 31, 2020
Is Sprawl a Consumer Choice or a Government Mandate?
A market-based look at one of the side effects of urbanization and its tangled roots
Scott Beyer | October 20, 2020
The High Cost of Housing Approval Processes
How circuitous approval processes make growth and modernization less likely in highly regulated cities
Scott Beyer | October 5, 2020
How To Reduce Urban Overcrowding
How sprawling cities manage to be more overcrowded than the densest urban jungles
Scott Beyer | October 1, 2020
The Folly of ‘Growth Management’ Policies
The policies raise home prices, hinder urbanization, and may even worsen the “sprawl” they aim to prevent
Scott Beyer | September 10, 2020
Not All Environmental Activism Is the Same
Separating science from quackery is an important step towards environmental progress
Scott Beyer | August 21, 2020
Art Deco – an Ode to Urban Glamour
The Jazz Age style is an elegant and retro look that a liberty-urbanist can appreciate
Scott Beyer | August 9, 2020
Almost Heaven: The Jagged Heart of Appalachia
How completely justified tourism could shake up and shine one of America's jewels
Scott Beyer | July 26, 2020
The Incompetence of Mayor Ted Wheeler
The Portland mayor won’t stop—and barely even condemns—violent rioting in his city
Scott Beyer | July 25, 2020