The latest stories from Next City's Forefront series. Next City is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world.
The award-winning San Quentin News has produced criminal-justice journalism for more than a decade. Now, their magazine reaches beyond prison walls to tell long-form stories of trauma, grace and healing.
In part one of Next City’s two-part feature on the state of Zero Waste programs, we dig into where cities are falling short, and look at Austin’s experiments that convert materials from the waste stream into marketable products.