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
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
America’s Upzoning Bills Are Already Creating More Housing
While the bills getting passed in cities and states nationwide seem minor, market forces have acted on them
Scott Beyer | February 28, 2022
The Rise of a Libertarianism 2.0
The movement has long been about promoting freedom and decentralization. But increasingly, it is about realizing these ideals through technology.
Scott Beyer | February 18, 2022
Zoning Is in the Way of Tiny Homes Driving Down Prices
A libertarian law firm tries to reverse the egregious ban on small construction in one Georgia city
Scott Beyer | February 10, 2022
Nimbyism: The Consequence of Environmental Regulations
Stringent, outdated conservation laws are being used to stop dense, environmentally-friendly housing projects
Scott Beyer | February 3, 2022
Dorm-style Housing — Coming to a City Near You
A growing number of entrepreneurial developers are building units that feature shared spaces and cheaper rents
Scott Beyer | January 27, 2022
“Airbnb Hotels”—a Look Into the Future of Lodging
The line between Airbnb, hotels, and short- and long-term rentals is blurring, and so-called “Airbnb hotel” companies want to make the most of it
Scott Beyer | January 23, 2022
Can Underground Power Boost Urban Resilience?
Moving power lines underground would reduce outages, but is a complicated and expensive prospect
Scott Beyer | January 13, 2022
How to Make Carshare More Accessible
A useful, growing industry is struggling to find room in the urban right-of-way
Scott Beyer | January 2, 2022
Will America Get Private Subways (Again)?
The question isn't academic, the U.S. once had intra-city heavy rail, and its return seems increasingly possible
Scott Beyer | December 28, 2021
The Case for Transit Vouchers
Instead of dumping money into running or outsourcing their own transit, why don’t cities distribute transit vouchers and open the market for competition?
Scott Beyer | December 17, 2021