Grants to Next City
2013 (Duration 2 years)
What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — Next City is a non-profit media organization that seeks to connect city leaders and inform the people who work to improve them. Next City will use this grant to produce a weekly column that investigates “urban science” as a concept and field of research, and covers the multiple ways that scientific perspectives reveal new ways of understanding cities and informing the policies and planning practices that shape them. It also will establish an advisory committee to inform the project, and engage in online and in-person outreach to ensure that the ideas in the column reach a wide audience.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Next City $100,000 between 1983 and 2015.