Urban affairs journalist Scott Beyer will discuss how a free-market approach to housing, transportation, public administration and more can create more livable cities.

About Scott Beyer

Scott Beyer owns Market Urbanism Report, a media company advocating for free-market city policy. He owns a spinoff consulting firm — Beyer Policy — that tries to make these reforms a political reality.

In 2015, he embarked on a 3-year cross-country trip, living for a month each in 30 different U.S. cities, to write a book about how they can be revived through market urbanism.

Beyer is also an urban affairs journalist who writes regular columns for Independent Institute, Governing Magazine, and HousingOnline.com. He freelances for other publications, and does frequent media interviews on TV, radio and podcast.

About the Kinder Institute Forum

The Kinder Institute Forum lecture series brings thought leaders from around the world to Houston to share ideas about the most pressing urban issues facing us today. Previous KI Forum speakers have included Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond, global urbanist Richard Florida, Kresge Foundation senior fellow Carol Coletta, former Detroit city planner Maurice Cox, sociologist Eric Klinenberg and New York City Park Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver.

PNC Bank is the title sponsor of the 2022 Kinder Institute Forum series. This program is eligible for 1.25 CM credits from the American Planning Association.