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.
Critics of urbanism conflate "density" with "overcrowding," but in fact, building more reduces overcrowding.
UGBs make housing more expensive, limit options, and don't even stop sprawl.
True historic buildings should be protected, but designating whole districts harms affordability and vibrancy.
The definition of "environmentalism" has been stretched to justify suspect goals.
Many regulations block denser construction, mainly limits to height, FAR & DUA.
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.
Cities banned pay toilets in hopes of making them free. Instead, there were fewer restrooms.
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.