The Urban Activist is a solution-oriented publication centering its reporting on actions in cities that embody courage and create human progress.
Independent, apolitical and nonpartisan, our work manifests in an open archive of grassroots solutions, social innovations and movements in cities around the globe.
Articles are delivered with purpose by a worldwide network of non-journalist activists, artists, scientists, researchers, urban farmers and more, who add multidisciplinary perspectives to the stories.
Our mission is to spark new ways of thinking and progressive action in cities. When diverse voices are excluded, it limits the discussion and reinforces the mainstream views. We represent the desires and actions of ordinary city people who have the courage to try something unconventional in their cities.
We believe that a story out of New York can inspire action in Nairobi. What is effective in Buenos Aires could also work in Berlin. Local innovation is key in finding answers to the world’s most pressing challenges and advancing progress.
EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE POLICY
We operate as a non-profit retaining full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic interests of our organisation. To keep our publication free of ads, and to avoid charging you for our content, this growing platform relies on grants and partnerships with non-profit organisations for our funding. But we will cede no right of review, influence or unauthorised distribution of editorial content.
We are grateful to the foundations and people who make our work possible, especially 1014 NYC, and readers like you.