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
Privatize the New York City Ferry
How New York proves the merit of private transportation
Scott Beyer | May 28, 2022
The Rise of the ‘Small Lifestyle City’
Young people are moving where walkable downtowns, historic buildings, with nice restaurants and bars are the norm
Scott Beyer | May 19, 2022
DeSantis’ Illiberal Crackdown on Disney
Florida may put an end to Disney World's self-governance
Scott Beyer | May 12, 2022
What are DAOs and Can They Run Cities?
How decentralized autonomous organizations can improve or replace local governance
Scott Beyer | May 6, 2022
Do Upzonings Increase Home Prices?
What really keeps getting in the way of building more housing?
Scott Beyer | May 2, 2022
Should Public Transit Be Free?
The "dos and don'ts" of economically viable free public transportation
Scott Beyer | April 21, 2022
How To Stop Subsidizing Stadiums: Follow the College Model
The “fundraiser” model for stadium expansion is becoming common among colleges seeking new accommodations for sporting events
Scott Beyer | April 14, 2022
Tear Down Urban Highways and Bid the Land Out
Urban highways are a legacy of post-war government engineering. If they’re to be razed and reimagined, let’s bring market thinking to the process
Scott Beyer | April 7, 2022
How To Make America’s Supply Chain More Resilient
Improvements can be made to our warehouses, transportation grid, ports, and more
Scott Beyer | March 29, 2022
The Future of the Truck Stop
What will become of fuel stations in an electric, automated world?
Scott Beyer | March 17, 2022
The Market Wants Walkable Streets
Business coalitions, notably the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, believe streets designed for people rather than cars are good for the bottom line
Scott Beyer | March 10, 2022
When Will We Get Automated Buses?
The question gets more pressing as transit agencies face precarious finances and an intractable driver shortage
Scott Beyer | March 4, 2022