Subscribe to the Next City Newstand App to Read About the People, Ideas and Innovations Reshaping Cities

Next City’s best reporting happens in our weekly long-form feature series.
Enjoy high-quality journalism about cities on your smartphone, desktop browser or tablet.

App subscription | $29/Year

The Next City App offers instant, on-the-go access to our long-form articles through the Apple newstand. Formatted for easy reading when you are on the train, waiting in line or reading in bed, the app is the best solution for a mobile reader. The stories can also be downloaded for offline reading.

Subscribe to the App

Here’s what you get:

  • A weekly feature story available to be downloaded for later, when you aren’t online, or read immediately. 
  • Push notifications
  • A curated selection of the weeks best content from
  • Original artwork, photography and info graphics
  • A one-touch purchase process through the Apple Newsstand

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a Next City member. Why can’t I log in to the app?

The Next City App is a separate product from a Next City website membership. The app is sold exclusively through the Apple Newsstand and only available on iPhones and iPads.

What is the difference between the free version of the app and the paid version?

The free version of the app includes one free issue and the option to purchase individual stories to read on your Apple device. You will also receive push notifications when new content arrives. The full version of the app allows you to read and experience all features published in the span of your subscription.

How can I view past features?

You can read past features on our website, where the full archive is available.

Why isn’t the app free with a Next City membership?

The short answer is that Apple requires you to pay for the app. The long answer is that our app is not meant to replace existing site memberships, but rather to help us deliver the highest quality reader experience by offering an on-the-go option for Apple users. Many of our members are not Apple customers and may prefer to read and save feature stories on their desktop. As we continue to develop and expand our products, we want to ensure that we can accommodate all of our readers.