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
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
Census Figures Show Statistical Case for Building More Housing
Annual Home Permit Figures Convey That the More a Metro Builds, the Lower Its Median Prices.
Scott Beyer | February 19, 2020
U.S. Cities Should Bring Back For-pay Toilets
They Were Banned Decades Ago In An Effort to Expand “Human Rights.” But Removing The Profit Motive Just Caused Scarcity.
Scott Beyer | February 13, 2020
The Misguided Green Virtue-Signaling of Solar Panel Mandates
Like Many Environmental Regulations, These Mandates for Housing Will Increase Costs Without Truly Helping the Environment.
Scott Beyer | February 5, 2020
What Actually Caused Gentrification in Brooklyn?
By Imploring Transplants to “Go Back to Iowa”, Borough President Eric Adams Misidentifies Who’s Even Moving to The Borough.
Scott Beyer | January 29, 2020
SFMTA: Improving Mobility or Blocking Competition?
San Francisco Has Seen Various New Private Transport Services Pop Up that Would Make it Easier to Get Around. But the City’s Transportation Agency Thwarts Them.
Scott Beyer | January 23, 2020
When Government Extorts Business
Public Officials Often View Businesses as Piggy Banks that Can Be Hit Up for Any Goodie. But that Just Drives Them Away.
Scott Beyer | January 15, 2020
Upzoning Bills: Free-market Policy or Government Coercion?
The Latest Housing Bills Have Been Mischaracterized as Something that “Forces” Growth onto the Suburbs.
Scott Beyer | January 8, 2020
What’s With All the Empty Condos?
Empty Luxury Units at the Top End of the Market Do Not Signal a Housing Glut.
Scott Beyer | January 1, 2020
Why the New York MTA Should Use Proof-of-Payment
Robust fare Enforcement at Gates May Not Be as Effective as a Transaction-Free “Honor System.”
Scott Beyer | December 25, 2019
How Houston Is Becoming America’s Next Dense City
More Than “Just Sprawl,” Houston’s Lighter Land-Use Regulations Are Helping it Grow Up
Scott Beyer | December 18, 2019
Is There a Model Zoning Code?
Zoning Has Done More Harm than Good in America. But the Code Rewrite in Bastrop, TX Takes Zoning in a More Liberalized Direction.
Scott Beyer | December 11, 2019