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
Elon Musk Might Move Tesla From California
California has an anti-business and anti-people policy regime
Scott Beyer | May 14, 2020
Zoning Can Not Be Replaced by Deed Restrictions
City-sanctioned deeds are considered a market-oriented alternative to zoning but they have similar, if worse problems
Scott Beyer | May 6, 2020
What Virginia’s I-81 Says About the Future of U.S. Freight
Decisions made on the key stretch of interstate could, for better or worse, foretell how goods are moved elsewhere
Scott Beyer | April 29, 2020
The State of U.S. Trucking: a Q&A with Rachel Premack
I spoke with the Business Insider reporter on how trucking is affected by federal policy, technology, coronavirus and more.
Scott Beyer | April 22, 2020
Towards a Free-Market for Curb Space
If city governments auction out usage of their curbs, it would create far better private transit.
Scott Beyer | April 14, 2020
Could Skateboarding Become a Valid Transport Option?
College campuses, and to a lesser degree, cities, could make way for this growing micro-mobility form
Scott Beyer | April 9, 2020
How the U.S. Government Destroyed Black Neighborhoods
Post-World War II Urban Renewal Replaced Thriving Black Hubs with Highways and Public Housing.
Scott Beyer | April 2, 2020
How “Price Gouging” Can Help with the COVID-19 Crisis
When Resources Are Scarce, Price Gouging Can Spur Production, Prevent Hoarding, and Encourage Conservation. But Only if Governments Allow It.
Scott Beyer | March 25, 2020
It’s Time to Reform Section 8
Housing Vouchers are Better than Government Housing Projects. But Federal Regulations have Limited Their Effectiveness.
Scott Beyer | March 19, 2020
What Is the “Missing Middle” for Urban Transport?
Cities Should Allow a Middle Ground Between the Expense of Car Ownership and the Inconvenience of Public Transit.
Scott Beyer | March 11, 2020
Bernie Sanders: Confirmed NIMBY
As the Democratic party mainstream moves towards a pro-housing agenda, Sanders remains the Nimby stalwart.
Scott Beyer | March 5, 2020
How New York Became “Trash City”
In an 8.5 Million-Person City, Trash Is Inevitable. But It Doesn’t Have to All Pile on Sidewalks.
Scott Beyer | February 26, 2020