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Progressive City: Radical Alternatives is an online publication dedicated to ideas and practices that advance racial, economic, and social justice in cities. We feature stories on inclusive urban planning practices, grassroots organizing, and civic action. Our contributors and readers are activists, reporters, practitioners, academics, and community members.  


Progressive City: Radical Alternatives grew out of Progressive Planning Magazine, a quarterly print publication of the Planners Network. We:

  • Prioritize community-based voices and feature contributors with a range of professional and educational backgrounds.

  • Publish clear and jargon-free writing that engages a broad audience, while recognizing the complexity of urban life and urban struggles.

  • Create a space for a range of media forms, including video, photography, and podcasts.


Managing Editors

Tom Angotti

Allison Lirish Dean

Norma Rantisi

Lacey Sigmon
Jacob Ryan


Editorial Board

Maya Amichai

Deshonay Dozier

Victoria Kaplan

Marie Kennedy

Annette Koh

Jeffrey Lowe

Oksana Mironova

Sylvia Morse


As founding editor of Progressive Planning Magazine, I am delighted that a new group of talented people has put together Progressive City: Radical Alternatives, an on-line publication that follows and amplifies the principles of social justice in the spirit of the lapsed magazine. It is exciting to be part of this project and I look forward to continue contributing to future issues. 


~ Tom Angotti, founding editor of Progressive

Planning Magazine

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