A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.
City Journal is the nation’s premier urban-policy magazine, “the Bible
of the new urbanism,” as London’s Daily Telegraph puts it. During the
Giuliani Administration, the magazine served as an idea factory as the
then-mayor revivified New York City, quickly becoming, in the words of
the New York Post, “the place where Rudy gets his ideas.” The Public
Interest goes further, calling City Journal “the magazine that saved the
But City Journal is a national, not just a local,
force, with a readership that spans the U.S.—and an especially
enthusiastic audience in the nation’s capital. The country’s most
thoughtful journalists are among the quarterly magazine’s subscribers,
as are top businessmen and financiers. City officials from coast to
coast are loyal fans, and mayors from Milwaukee’s John Norquist to
Oakland’s Jerry Brown happily acknowledge City Journal’s influence on
their own thinking and policy. Newspapers across the land, from the Wall
Street Journal to the San Diego Union-Tribune, regularly print
adaptations of City Journal articles, disseminating the magazine’s
influence to millions of readers.
City Journal offers a
stimulating mix of hard-headed practicality and cutting-edge theory,
with articles on everything from school financing, policing strategy,
and welfare policy to urban architecture, family policy, and the latest
theorizing emanating from the law schools, the charitable foundations,
even the schools of public health. Since urban policy encompasses almost
all domestic policy questions, as well as the largest issues of our
culture and society, the magazine views its canvas as very broad indeed.
The magazine holds itself to the highest intellectual, journalistic,
and literary standards, aiming to produce intelligent and absorbing
reading for intelligent and discerning readers.