Scott Beyer is a journalist who focuses on urban American issues, writing columns for Forbes and Governing Magazine, along with the “America’s Progressive Developers” series for Market Urbanism. Originally from Charlottesville, VA, he studied at Bridgewater College, but his work is mainly inspired from a decade, on-and-off, of traveling through and living in America’s major cities.
In late 2015, he began a 3-year trip, during which he’ll live in 30 cities for a month each to write a book on his findings. The name of the book will be: The Sparks From Within—How Market Urbanism Can Revive U.S. Cities. It will argue that these cities, many of which struggle with dysfunctional economies and social fabrics, would benefit from market-based policies that improve economic growth and quality-of-life.
Along with his regular columns, Scott’s work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, American Interest, Atlantic, National Review, Pacific Standard, Weekly Standard, American Spectator, City Journal, American Magazine, Reason Magazine, The Daily Beast, Next City, New Geography, and the Cato Institute.
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Scott Beyer – Market Urbanism
Liberalizing cities | From the bottom up