Advertise with Next City

For more than a decade, Next City has been publishing high-quality journalism about urban affairs. Every month, our website is viewed 380,000 times by our readers; 20,000 people receive our newsletters, and more than 60,000 people follow us on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. With annual conferences and events around the country, we engage the next generation of leaders and are one of the most influential organizations in the urban policy field.

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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

  • Features

    Our weekly feature articles are available on our website 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.

  • 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 In Public,The Equity Factor,The Works,The Future of Resilience,Science of Cities,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

  • 380,000 Pageviews/Month
  • 47,000 Twitter Followers
  • 20,000 Newsletter Subscribers
  • 8,800 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 content

    Sponsor our best content and get your brand seen. Strategize with Next City to develop an idea for a feature article or series, sponsor existing content or submit a guest post.

  • 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.

  • Media partnership

    Hire next city writers to live blog your next conference or event and start a conversation around the topics you care about.

Advertising Opportunities

  • Web Banners

    Available positions on every page of the website, including Next City Jobs. 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
  • Social Media

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

    • Twitter
    • Facebook

Interested? Get in touch.