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
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
Will America Really Experience a Retail Apocalypse?
Proponents of the Theory Ignore Existing Real Estate Data, Along with the Potential for Readapting Old Spaces to New Uses
Scott Beyer | December 4, 2019
The Fauxvironmentalists of San Francisco
Self-styled Climate Activists Throughout the Bay Area Block Dense Infill Housing, Even Though That Increases Sprawl
Scott Beyer | November 27, 2019
Scoot: A Player in the Urban Motorbike Surge
In an Interview With Founder Michael Keating, I Learn About the San Francisco-Based Electric Vehicle Provider, and Its Goal to Spread Across America
Scott Beyer | November 20, 2019
Is Urban America Ready For Mopeds?
Two-Wheeled Electric Mopeds Are Another Key in our Country’s Shift to Micro-Mobility
Scott Beyer | November 13, 2019
Is It Time to Privatize New York City’s Subways?
The New York Subways Are Substandard. Privatizing Them Could Improve Things.
Scott Beyer | November 6, 2019
The Struggles of West Virginia
West Virginia Is Dealing With an Economic and Social Crisis. So Why Do People Stay?
Scott Beyer | October 30, 2019
Mexico City’s Housing and Commuter Crisis
As Acute as These Problems Are in the U.S., CDMX Has It Much Worse
Scott Beyer | October 23, 2019
Peseros: A Look Inside Mexico City’s Private Bus Network
CDMX Shows That, With the Right Conditions, Private Transit Can Emerge That Is Fast, Cheap, and Ubiquitous.
Scott Beyer | October 16, 2019
What Urban America Can Learn From Mexico City’s Best Areas
Well-designed City Streets Improve Neighborhood Value. Why Don’t More U.S. Cities Create Them?
Scott Beyer | October 9, 2019