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
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
Proptech Has Come to the Real Estate Industry
New technology is impacting the planning, administration, construction and marketing of homes
Scott Beyer | July 12, 2020
What Would Happen Without Parking Requirements?
Cities worldwide are experimenting with less and less parking
Scott Beyer | July 4, 2020
Can Private Intercity Passenger Rail Return to America?
The three projects that would rekindle American train transportation
Scott Beyer | June 30, 2020
Friends of the L.A. River Has An Anti-Urban Vision For It
FOLAR wants to block development in riverfront properties that could otherwise be a great urban space
Scott Beyer | June 18, 2020
Three Ways the Government Blocks Urban Density
Limits on height, floor-area ratio, and dwelling units per acre have tremendous societal costs
Scott Beyer | June 13, 2020
The Urban Riots Resulted From Poor Local Leadership
A good protest was undermined by the unwillingness of mayors and governors to stop violence
Scott Beyer | June 5, 2020
Why the Shutdown in America Must End
The shutdown exacts great costs on our economy and liberty but hasn’t proven effective
Scott Beyer | May 28, 2020
Private Cities Are a Needed Experiment
They are an opportunity to restore personal and economic freedom in ways that normal cities do not
Scott Beyer | May 20, 2020