Scott Beyer owns and manages The Market Urbanism Report. He is a roving cross-country journalist who writes regular columns for Forbes, Governing Magazine and HousingOnline.com.
Long derided for stagnant activity and subject to stereotypes, Appalachia's historic coal cities offer surprises.
The digital economy is making modern real estate development more convenient and efficient.
The evidence shows that the market will take care of demand for parking and housing alike.
For over a quarter-century, the government has controlled passenger rail. 3 private ventures are changing that.
This style communicates a version of cities that stresses glamour and elegance.
Portland has been hijacked by violent rioters, but for mayor Ted Wheeler, ideology trumps public safety.
Auctioning curbs will improve use of scarce urban space, especially for private transit.
A tragedy of the commons scenario on the city's curbs leads to unsanitary trash pileups.
Scrapping regulations and pricing road space will create a plethora of options for urbanites.
Section 8's current model fails low-income renters and landlords alike. Here's how to fix it.
Throughout the mid-20th century, city planners' "grand visions" in fact destroyed thriving black communities, harming economic prosperity and social cohesion.
Long considered recreational, skateboarding could become as common as cycling, starting on college campuses.
Friends of the L.A. River is using anti-development rhetoric - even though the project would give Los Angeles much-needed housing.
Tolls are the best way to identify where road maintenance and expansion are needed, and to fund those measures.
Zoning takes areas that the public has added value to, and makes them exclusive to all but wealthy members. City-sanctioned deeds are the privatized version of this.
National home permitting and price trends show that the more a metro builds, the more affordable it is.
Business Insider's road freight industry expert details the industry goals and challenges amid COVID-19, a manufacturing downturn, and the continued rise of e-commerce.
The state's regulatory apparatus has long pushed out people and business. Elon might be the latest.
The mandates are indirect, raising home costs without solving environmental problems.
SFMTA is supposed to reduce car dependence and foster alternative transport. But it does the opposite.
Nimbys point to empty condos as a sign that enough housing is getting built. But the market is more complex than that.
An "honor system" would be more efficient than enforcement at the gates.
Houston shows how lighter regulations lead to more density.