Market Urbanism is the cross between free-market policy and urban issues. Market Urbanists believe that if cities were liberalized, they would have cheaper housing, faster transport, and better services. To learn more, watch the video or click on the comprehensive guide.
Scott Beyer is the founder and owner of Market Urbanist. He is an investor, consultant and journalist who is dedicated to advancing free-market ideas in cities. His affiliations include as a fellow at the Independent Institute and an advisor to Tipolis. You can learn more about Scott on this page.
Scott Beyer is the founder and owner of Market Urbanist. He is an investor, consultant and journalist dedicated to advancing free-market ideas in cities. His affiliations include as a fellow at the Independent Institute and an advisor to Tipolis.
Ethan Finlan writes and manages much of the content for Market Urbanist. He’s written for various magazines on transportation and how it interacts with land use and housing debates. Originally from San Diego, he is now based in metro Boston.
Pooja Kushwaha is responsible for Market Urbanist's branding. A graphic designer for 5 years, she specializes in visual communications such as branding, marketing materials, packaging design, websites, and magazine layouts. She is from Chennai, India.
Ansif provides web development and other tech support for Market Urbanist. He has overseen dozens of projects and created multiple templates on WordPress and Webflow. He lives in Coimbatore, India.
Angela Boccanegra is a research assistant for Market Urbanist, providing intel on real estate, planning policy and more. She works in computer engineering, focusing on technology that leverages AI and immersive experiences. She lives in Bogota, Colombia.
Njara Randriakoto is a Market Urbanist personal and research assistant, handling everything from travel logistics to client acquisition. Based in Antananarivo, Madagascar, he is a Civil Engineer from the University of Reunion Island.
Cesare Adeniyi-Martins is a Market Urbanist researcher, specializing in the startup city space. He is the Dan Lavoie fellow at Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and founder of a research firm called Abelar Africa. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.
Scott Beyer owns and manages Market Urbanism Report. He is an urban affairs journalist who writes regular columns for the Independent Institute, Governing Magazine, HousingOnline.com, and other publications, and regularly does interviews across the media landscape. Originally from Charlottesville, VA, he is based in New York City.
Ethan Finlan is a Market Urbanism Report fellow who specializes in research and content. He’s written for various magazines on transportation and how it interacts with land use and housing debates. Originally from San Diego, he is now based in metro Boston.
Rebecca Lau specializes in researching and writing content. Originally from San Francisco, she is a libertarian activist who for 3 years has chaired the Manhattan Libertarian Party. She also works as an assistant and content creator for Emmy Award-winning journalist John Stossel.
Mason Carter is MUR's marketing manager, helping with email funnels, SEO and other publicity matters. An urbanist, he is based in Philadelphia, where he works in transit advocacy and city-related art.
Pooja Kushwaha is responsible for branding and design. She is a graphic designer and has been in the industry for over 4 years, specializing in visual communications such as branding, marketing, packaging, and magazine layouts. She is from Chennai, India.
Angela Boccanegra is MUR's special assistant, handling travel, logistics, tech help and other matters. Based in Bogota, Colombia, she specializes in technology, focusing on cryptocurrency, AI and immersive internet experiences.
Bo Bigelow has spent 20 plus years working in the non profit sector helping develop organizations and fundraising programs. He hails from New England and is currently living in Minnesota where he runs a fundraising consultancy, Kestrel Management.
Market Urbanism is a theory calling for free-market solutions to urban problems. Rooted in classical liberalism, it posits that cities work best through the bottom-up, private sector activity of many individuals, not top-down government plans. In this nifty guide, Scott Beyer describes how these free-market ideas can apply to housing, transport and public administration. You can purchase the book (including one signed by the author) below.