Next City’s editors are experts in a range of urban affairs subjects and talk broadly about issues of* transportation, governance, economic development, education, health* and young emerging leaders in cities. As editors of a pioneering new media site, they are also able to speak about the successes and challenges of non-profit new media.
Executive Director Diana Lind is an experienced speaker who has given keynotes and other speeches at conferences and other events such as The Creative Cities Summit, Nashville Civic Design Center and Downtown Denver Partnership. She has also guest lectured at Drexel University, Syracuse University, the University of Rutgers-Camden and University of Windsor-Ontario. Click here to view her TEDxPhilly talk about urban highway removal.
Executive Editor Ariella Cohen has given speeches and participated on panel discussions at conferences and other events hosted by such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Institute on Money in State Politics, the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce and Surdna foundation. Watch her speak about her work at The Lens (prior to joining Next City) on a local Fox affiliate.
Next American City’ magazine has succeeded in making urban planning a national debate since it was launched in 2003, but its founders’ lofty ambitions mean they will not be satisfied until the ultimate goal has been achieved: changing the world.
— Monocle, 2010
Let others of their generation produce the next killer computer code or breakthrough indie film, this group believes that the road to global transformation runs through the realm of — get ready — housing, transportation and land use policy.
— New York Times, 2003
Next American City … emerges out of the knowledge that cities cannot be frozen in time and have to grow and change — but that the next generation will have to do better than the suburban sprawl that decimated our cities over the last century.
— The New Yorker, 2003