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 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.
Bastrop, TX, tries a new zoning code designed to be more permissive.
Price gouging spurs production, prevents hoarding and encourages conservation.
The theory ignores existing real estate data and the potential for change within the sector.
Dense housing is good for the environment. So why are San Francisco's climate activists so against it?
There is latent demand for them - if only regulators would get out of the way.
New York MTA's multi-decade state monopoly model is no longer producing good transit service.
For all of America's affordability problems, Mexico has it worse.
Summarizing a movement that looks to bring free-market policy ideas into cities.
CDMX has a ubiquitous private transit network that's fast & cheap.
Nice city streets are a value-creation tool. Why don't more U.S. cities build them?
What's wrong with the urban planning profession? A lifelong planner explains.
7 reasons why the policy comes with unintended consequences and moral hazards.