Examining urbanism through the lens of equity

By Chris Arnold

Destroying oppression in real estate institutions

Transforming Cities welcomes Kelly Regan, Editorial Director at Next City. Kelly has been working for two decades in magazines, books and digital publishing, overseeing content creation for outlets such as Google and the Frommer’s Travel Guides. She’s a longtime freelance editor and writer, specializing in science, travel, educational publishing, and dream interpretation. She’s also the author of the book Field Guide to Dreams, which was published by Quirk Books.

In her current rule, she manages content development, hosts webinars, and commissions long-form journalism at Next City, a nonprofit news organization.

Next City covers issues in urbanism through the lens of equity, to highlight ways that cities are dismantling institutional and legacy systems of oppression to create a level playing field that makes life better and more sustainable for all urban residents. Beats range from transportation to housing to tech, culture, climate change mitigation and equitable economic development.

Next City’s premier event is the Vanguard conference, an annual gathering of rising urban innovators who work across disciplines to make change in cities. Each Vanguard cohort includes policymakers and politicians, architects and urban planners, artists and media makers, all of whom are selected through a competitive application process. We’ll talk more about the Vanguard Program and the opportunity to submit your own host city application later in the podcast.

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