Independent, apolitical and nonpartisan, we center our reporting on urban activists – people deeply committed to the community – and their creative local solutions to tackle the challenges our cities face.
We intentionally collaborate at every stage of our reporting to accommodate multidisciplinary visions on those urban solutions.
Stories 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 vision is to tell the stories that fully represent the views and local solutions of the communities, not only the individuals running our cities. Yet when the voices, stories and effective solutions of urban activists are disproportionately left out, the result is reporting that reinforces an exclusively mainstream view. We are constantly raising the volume off the mainstream.
We seek to break silos with our nonpartisan insight and analysis and help power the decisions of city administrators, as well as the general public working with cities, in order that they may consider a wide spectrum of disciplines and backgrounds.
We generate evergreen journalism with the power to democratize urban solutions, inspire progressive action in cities and create a global network of action. Our articles cultivate a permanent Guide of Urban Actions, free to access and bringing inspiration to everyone. We believe that what is effective in Cairo, could work in New York, and vice versa.
EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE POLICY
Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic interests of our organization. Our organization may consider economic contributions to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.
The Urban Activist is a nonprofit. We are grateful to the foundations and people who make our work possible: 1014 NYC Space for Ideas, and supporters like you.
We aim to help others!