What is Next City?

For more than a decade, Next City has been publishing high-quality journalism about urban affairs. Every month, nearly 200,000 people read our website; 17,500 people receive our weekly e-newsletter, and more than 45,000 people follow us on Facebook and Twitter. With annual conferences and monthly events around the country, we engage the next generation of leaders and are one of the most influential organizations in the urban policy field.

Our Audience

Next City’s audience is young and professionally focused on improving the cities where they live.

  • $78,000 Average income

  • 62% Under 40 years old

  • 97% College-educated

  • 25% work in government

  • 25% work as planners, architects or engineers

  • 20% work in media, tech or law

  • 30% work for non-profits, academia or philanthropy

Our Platforms

  • Forefront

    Our weekly magazine, Forefront, is available by subscription or as an app on Apple Newsstand. These in-depth articles allow readers to delve fully into topics such as economic development, infrastructure, sustainability and civic technology. Subscribers pay $20/year for access to weekly stories, plus the archives; sponsored stories, however, are free for anyone to read and never have a paywall.

  • Daily

    Our blog, The Daily, is updated five times a day with stories from around the world. Free for anyone to read, the blog covers breaking news and trends in economic development, transportation, culture and civic technology.

  • Columns

    Next City has daily and weekly columns that sustain a vibrant, daily conversation.

    Current columns include The Equity Factor,The Works,Resilient Cities,Science of Cities,The Shared City,and Watermark.

Where Our Readers Live

Reader Habits

  • 50% Visit Next City weekly or more
  • 26% Read news on an iPad
  • 48% Read news on an iPhone

Our Following

  • 300,000 Monthly Visits
  • 40,000 Twitter Followers
  • 17,500 Newsletter Subscribers
  • 7,500 Facebook Likes

Recent Advertisers

  • American Planning Association
  • Bank of America
  • The Brookings Institution
  • CEOs for Cities
  • Center for Community Progress
  • City Parks Alliance
  • The Congress for the New Urbanism
  • GovLoop
  • Island Press
  • The Lincoln Institute for Land Policy
  • LISC
  • National League of Cities
  • TED
  • The New School
  • The OLIN Partnership
  • NYU
  • Opportunity Finance Network
  • Rotterdam Architectural Biennale
  • Smart City Expo
  • University of Minnesota Press
  • UNC
  • University of Pennsylvania

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Sponsor a Forefront story

    Lower the paywall for a story that you care about and blanket Next City’s site with advertising for your company.

  • Sponsor a column

    Sustain a conversation about a topic for a year and receive recognition for your sponsorship alongside every article.

  • Sponsor an event

    Support in-depth, in-person dialogue and networking around a particular issue and gain access to Next City’s audience and network.

Advertising Opportunities

  • Web Banners

    Available positions on every page of the website. Banners come in three sizes:

    • 160 × 600
    • 300 × 250
    • 728 × 90
  • Newsletter

    Reach Next City’s newsletter audience with a banner in our weekly email. Banners come in one size:

    • 650 × 90
  • Dedicated Emails

    Reach Next City’s audience with a direct message about your product, event or service.

    Dedicated emails are customized.

Interested? Get in touch.
Email diana@nextcity.org