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.
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.
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.