Advertise with Next City

For more than a decade, Next City has inspired change in cities through a signature mix of high-quality journalism and impact-oriented events. Every day, our reporters tell the stories that are changing cities around the world, keeping you informed of the people, policies and projects driving urban progress. As a nonprofit founded by three recent college graduates who shared a vision of a better urban future, our work doesn’t end with reporting. We connect the next generation of urban leaders through our annual Vanguard conference and other events held in cities around the world. Every month, our website is viewed a half a million times, 23,000 people receive our newsletters, and more than 85,000 people follow us on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

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. These in-depth articles allow readers to delve fully into topics such as economic development, infrastructure, sustainability and civic technology.

  • Daily

    Each weekday on Next City Daily, we’re covering breaking news and trends in cities around the world. With frequent posts on economic development, transportation, culture and tech, we deliver solid reporting, smart analysis, thoughtful commentary and the vital urbanist context our readers want.

  • Columns

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

Where Our Readers Live

Reader Habits

  • 66% Visit Next City weekly or more
  • 38% Read Next City on mobile devices

Our Following

  • 74,000+ Twitter Followers
  • 23,000+ Newsletter Subscribers
  • 14,000+ 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

  • Become a Next City partner

    Next City engages with sponsors on a variety of levels. Next City counts philanthropic foundations, corporations, non-profits and academic institutions as strategic partners. Download our media kit to learn more.

  • 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

    Reach our influential audience through sponsored content, underwritten journalism and advertising on our website.

Advertising Opportunities

  • Web Banners

    Available positions on every page of the website, including Next City Jobs. Banners come in two sizes:

    • 300 × 250
    • 728 × 90
  • Newsletter

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

    • 728 × 90
  • Social Media

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

    • Twitter
    • Facebook