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.
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.
The New York City mayor's policies rest on rent-seeking and bribery. The latest example is his hotel policy.
The more cities grow, the more productive and prosperous they become.
Democrats and Republicans have all launched competing housing plans. But the common denominator is that they see the need for more housing.
Coal is not West Virginia's future. But what will take its place?