Next City - Pres, CEO & Publisher
Thomas G. Dallessio is President, CEO & Publisher of Next City, Inc. – a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events. Next City’s online longform features, news posts and op/eds are read widely around the world, and the annual Vanguard conference for urban leaders under 40 is the premier program to advance urban interests.
Tom is a licensed professional planner with over three decades of urban planning and public policy experience on the local, regional, State, national and international levels. He teaches Land Use Planning and Infrastructure Planning at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and founded the Center for Resilient Design.
Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and an Honorary Council Member of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization. He served on the Rebuild By Design Research Advisory Group, and on the National Urban Policies Expert Group to help draft provisions for the New Urban Agenda that will be considered at Habitat III. He was elected for three terms to the Hopewell Borough, N.J. Council, serving 2 years as Council President.
Tom received his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers College, a Master of Arts from the Eagleton Institute and a Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University.