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urbanist news. local views.
The Global Grid is dedicated to providing unique hyperlocal urbanist news from around the world. Using insights and observations from local culture, politics, economics, religion, climate and context, our on-the-ground team provides local perspectives to global themes.
The Global Grid focuses on eight themes. Our writers explore the themes through a local’s point of view, discovering best and worst-case practices around the globe – and sharing potential solutions to common built environment dilemmas. The Global Grid is committed to knowledge-sharing in our open source, creative commons community.
Why The Global Grid?
Established in 2010, The Global Grid is the go-to news site for urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and related fields. Focusing on hyperlocality, our unique content offers readers the latest in planning, transportation, development, architecture, housing, landscapes, economy and technology, presented/written by local contributors/bloggers reflecting unique insider views rather than general or sensational news reporting.
With 2,500+ original articles and 17,000+ community across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, we’re focused on organic growth and authentic audiences matched with companies, products or services that are a thoughtful fit.
Advertising on The Global Grid supports the value-added and robust internship programs that maintain the steady stream of news that our readers bookmark and revisit often.
Who The Global Grid Reaches
The Global Grid’s primary market is 25-34, undergraduate educated, and working in the construction & engineering, real estate, government & public sector, and allied industries. Our readers are active in their communities, commonly members of Board of Directors, and decision-makers in their respective roles.
Readers by Country
Our global reach means that we are larger than our United States roots. While the majority of our readers are located in the United States, our top 10 readership countries include:
1. United States
2. United Kingdom
Visitors Browsing From
With the majority of our audience located in the United States, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that 6 out of 10 top cities’ visitors are browsing from areas located in the USA. But you might be surprised to find that Nairobi is our #4 browsing-from city.
1. New York, New York
2. Chicago, Illinois
3. London, United Kingdom
4. Nairobi, Kenya
5. San Francisco, California
6. Los Angeles, California
7. Washington, D.C.
8. St. Louis, Missouri
9. Sydney, Australia
10. Toronto, Canada
By The Numbers
Our Commitment to
The Global Grid’s writers are commonly graduate school or professional-world bound; transitioning and seeking to build their writing, photography, and social media marketing skills, while building a body of professional work online. To-date, over 150 alumni have committed either 6-months or 1 year to discovering their city through urban observation, with the support of The Global Grid. Our robust internship programs offer exceptional value and support, in addition to academic credit. We provide the platform, framework and training necessary to continue communicating urban observations long after our program. Our Alumni’s passion for the built environment intersect with a myriad of areas; writing, translation, editing, social media, and more.
Here’s a selection of where our team members have been hired:
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