Whenever you hear about affordable housing or safer streets being built, there are people behind that story who make it happen. People like you. You see a problem in your community and feel driven to solve it. You are the builder. You are the doer, the one who makes housing, parks, transportation, education, and the economy more equitable for all.
Next City believes that publishing stories about the people behind groundbreaking solutions creates more activists, planners, architects, designers and urban advocates like you who will make cities better. One reader told us: “Next City articles keep me informed on what is being done both locally and nationally to improve our cities. I am inspired when I read of the progress that is being made and it makes me feel like the efforts of my organization are worth it.”
This inspiration leads to real, tangible change: “After reading an article about how public art in Medellín spurred social change and connectivity at the local level, I started a program at my university to get local high school students the connections and tools to become local historians and advocates for development in their neighborhoods.”
“Next City’s focus on communities of color has helped me prioritize accessibility in a co-op investment club that I have been co-organizing. The result is that our final group of investors is engaging a much broader audience.”
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Change is happening in cities all over the world. Help us continue to amplify that change, the people behind it, and motivate others to do their own life’s work and make cities more equitable.