Next American City

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The Next American City, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth in America’s cities and examining how and why our built environment, economy, society and culture are changing. We achieve this goal through the publishing of a print and online magazine, events across the country, and advocacy on issues central to the future of cities.

Next American City produces the Metro Matters podcast, a 15 minute conversation with experts from the Brookings Institution about urban policy and sustainability.


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Each month Next American City and the Brookings Institution deliver insightful analysis of the latest news and trends in U.S. metropolitan areas in a 15-minute podcast.


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In the wake of the recent midterm elections, many have expressed concern about political gridlock at the federal level. But in his second Metro Mat...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2010
  • Length: 15:54
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During the housing boom, low-income families were drawn to the suburbs by construction and service jobs, as well as the opportunity to have their o...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2010
  • Length: 15:04
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Just 50 years ago, the U.S had the world’s best transportation infrastructure, leading the way in innovation and construction. Now, as China and ot...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2010
  • Length: 17:43
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Next American City's Diana Lind interviews Amy Liu of the Brookings Institution about the transformation of New Orleans, five years after the devas...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2010
  • Length: 16:23
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A perennial concern for Congress, immigration has come to the forefront as a major domestic policy issue in the past few weeks. Next American City ...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2010
  • Length: 16:10
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Next American City's Editor-in-Chief Diana Lind talks with Mark Muro of the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program about the catastrop...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2010
  • Length: 16:21