City Monitor is a new, global publication dedicated to the future of cities, coming soon from New Statesman Media Group. Through original reporting, data-led analysis and expert opinion, our mission is to help our readers navigate how cities are changing and discover what’s next in the world of urban policy. Subjects we’ll cover include transportation, infrastructure, housing, urban design, public safety, climate change, the economy, and much more.
City Monitor's editor-in-chief is Sommer Mathis, whose work on cities has appeared in a wide range of publications including The Washington Post, The Guardian, Architect magazine, and The Atlantic. She was the founding editor of CityLab, and previously served as editor-in-chief of DCist and Atlas Obscura. Adam Sneed, formerly of CityLab and Politico, is managing editor. Staff writer Jake Blumgart joins from WHYY and PlanPhilly in Philadelphia, where he covered planning, development, and housing. Alexandra Kanik, our data reporter, was previously the data reporter for Louisville Public Media..
Who we are
City Monitor is part of New Statesman Media Group. Our mission is to explain how the world is changing for decision-makers in need of data-driven answers. We help our readers to lead effectively and define policies using the same rigour and quality journalism the New Statesman has long been admired for.