Next American City: urban policy journal moves to online-only with Forefront, relaunches web site

Next American City, the nine-year-old Brewerytown-based urban policy journal, is launching its redesigned web site today in honor of its move to all online content. Visit the new site here. Not only is it a redesign, it’s also an experiment in selling national content. The redesign is launching alongside the birth of Next American City’s […]

Next American City, the nine-year-old Brewerytown-based urban policy journal, is launching its redesigned web site today in honor of its move to all online content.

Visit the new site here.

Not only is it a redesign, it’s also an experiment in selling national content.

The redesign is launching alongside the birth of Next American City’s Forefront, a new online weekly journal that will feature a new piece of long-form urban journalism every Monday. Each piece can be purchased individually ($1.99) or a reader can purchase an all-you-can-eat, 12-monrg digital subscription ($17.88).

The web site will serve as a national aggregator of urban journalism that will be available for free through partnerships with 100 urbanist journalism outlets across the country, according to a press release.


Next American City stopped publishing in print in the summer of 2011. The publication is edited by Diana Lind.

To celebrate the launch of Forefront and the site redesign, Next American City will be hosting a Tactical Urbanism Salon at its storefront headquarters on Girard Ave.

From the release:

“In Philadelphia, Next American City will present the all-day interactive Tactical Urbanism Salon in collaboration with The Street Plans Collaborative on Saturday, April 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at its new home, the Storefront for Urban Innovation (2816 W Girard Ave). The event considers how short-term action can lead to long-term change in cities and invites urban interventionists to share projects and ideas that apply creativity, sustainability, technology, and social good.”

Click here to RSVP.
Companies: Next American City
People: Diana Lind
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