At The Urbanist Dispatch, we cover a wide array of topics related to issues of urban planning and that relate to the overall notion that people can increase their quality of life through better place-making. If you think you would be interested in writing or editing articles on these topics and can contribute on a regular basis then we would be interested in speaking with you about your potential future with The Urbanist Dispatch as a content generating volunteer.

A look at the articles on the website will give an idea as to what the expectations are for content. While ou can view the topics categories, they are somewhat general. The following list is a more detailed breakdown of what our topics cover:

  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Community Development
  • Public Spaces
  • Sustainability
  • Culture
  • Transportation, Transit Systems, Transit Oriented Development
  • Public Policy as it relates to place-making
  • Suburban Development
  • News as it relates to these fields of professional study, including the urban planning profession itself.

We also have specialty categories which use media as the main form of communication and not an article of written content. This includes maps, infographics, and videos. These content categories are largely third-party content that relates to the topics our articles cover and are posted here as supplementary content. If you would like to contribute but writing and editing is not your strong suit, then we can still find a place for you posting content from these categories.

Additionally, we also have a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. If you’re a social media ninja who is already reading about these topics daily, we can always use help in managing our ever-growing social media accounts.

If you feel that you can generate content on a regular basis in any of these areas, we would love to have you on board. Send an email to and let’s talk.