The Next American City, A New Magazine On The Future of Cities, Makes Its Debut

The Next American City, A New Magazine On The Future of Cities, Makes Its Debut

The Next American City

Walk through Chicago's North Side, where rapid construction of luxury apartments has changed an industrial area into an exclusive neighborhood. Drive past boarded up, outmoded shopping malls in New Jersey's Levittown. American metropolitan areas are being transformed, and THE NEXT AMERICAN CITY - a new magazine on the future of American cities and suburbs - is explaining how and why.

"In drawing together the diverse voices of planners, developers, architects, bankers, activists and policy makers," says editor and co-founder Adam Gordon, 23, "THE NEXT AMERICAN CITY is shaping a new national conversation about the future of our metropolitan areas."

Paul Goldberger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for The New Yorker, says "THE NEXT AMERICAN CITY emerges out of the knowledge that cities cannot be frozen in time and have to grow and change ... That belief, and a love of cities, are the things that tie together the disparate viewpoints and different stories that you will find within [its] pages."

The debut issue of the magazine will appear February 5. The cover feature - "The Future of Smart Growth" - will include four perspectives on the burgeoning movement, with reporting from Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Subscriptions are available at

To celebrate the magazine's launch, THE NEXT AMERICAN CITY is sponsoring a panel discussion entitled "The Future of The City: Envisioning the Next New York." "As a nation, we're focused on rebuilding the World Trade Center," says publisher and co-founder Seth Brown, 25. "But we need to look beyond Lower Manhattan to the trends that will affect New York over the next ten, twenty, or fifty years."

Speakers at the panel include Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker, Hugh Hardy, a leading national architect, Joseph Rose, former NYC planning commissioner, and Alexander Garvin, chief planner of the agency charged with redeveloping the WTC site. Vicki Been, NYU Law professor, will moderate the discussion. The panel is free and open to the public, and will take place on February 10, from 6:30-8:00 pm. Location: NYU Law School, 40 Washington Square South, New York City.

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For more information contact:

Seth Brown
The Next American City
209 W. 108th St., #11
New York
New York 10025

Phone: 646-295-5534
Email: [email protected]

Posted February 3, 2003

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