Urban Journalism Institute

The concept of urban journalism goes beyond those stories focusing on cities or the content produced by local media. It is about journalism specialized on covering the urban dynamics which define if a city is sustainable or not, but most importantly, how the way the city is planned and managed would affect the future sustainability of the city and its citizens. Urban journalism can include a series of tools to reshape urban narrative in a collaborative way, involving media professionals and communicators in solution-oriented journalism but also stakeholders, activists, and local communities in producing new forms of storytelling on cities.

Our Vision and Mission

We aim to promote urban journalism to accelerate the implementation of policies and projects which involve long-term improvement of citizen’s lives. UJ.I wants to:

  • Contribute to global development debates and the achievement of the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals
  • Support regional and national urban policies, as well as the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
  • Empower local governments and their sustainable development policies.
  • Enhance sustainable urban development communication strategies for citizens.