About Progressive City


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.

Executive Editors

Jeremy Biden

Melanie Breault

Lacey Sigmon


Editorial Board

Tom Angotti

Pierre Clavel

Deshonay Dozier

Annie Koh

Oksana Mironova

Sylvia Morse

Norma Rantisi

Samuel Stein



Allison Lirish Dean


Contributing Editors

Serge Del Grosso

Victoria Kaplan

Marie Kennedy

Jeffrey Lowe

J. Justin Woods


As founding editor of Progressive Planning Magazine, which ceased publication earlier this year, 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 has been exciting to be part of this launch and I look forward to contributing as a writer in future issues. 


~ Tom Angotti, founding editor of Progressive

Planning Magazine


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