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Call for Pitches
Our editors are seeking tips or pitches for the following series.
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For Whom, By Whom: How can creative placemaking expand opportunities for low-income people living in disinvested communities? This series is generously underwritten by the Kresge Foundation. Read previous stories in this series.

Design Leaders: We seek stories about policy and projects initiated by mayors who have completed the Mayors’ Institute on City Design fellowship. Design Leaders highlights mayors’ roles in design and the built environment in their cities and is made possible with the support of The Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors. Read previous stories in this series.

Transportation and mobility: We want stories about the ways cities are making it easier, safer and more affordable to get around in cities.

Environment and energy: We want to hear solutions for making cities more sustainable and resilient. We want to know who is working toward environmental justice in communities most harmed by pollution, and we want to hear about the ways people are reclaiming space for parks and nature in an urbanized world.

Arts and culture: Tell us about how cities are making space for arts, how arts organizations are helping change narratives, or just how a mural is brightening up a formerly empty wall.

Good Things Happen in Philadelphia: Tell us about the urban policy innovations happening in Next City’s home city of Philadelphia.

Housing: What policies are helping cities make more affordable housing, maintain or grow their existing public housing stock, or build more sustainably?