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Diana Lind

Next City
Executive Director & Editor in Chief 
Diana Lind is executive director and editor in chief of Next City, an online urban affairs publication with the mission of connecting cities and informing the people working to improve them. She also oversees the annual Vanguard conference that brings together a 40-under-40 of emerging urban leaders, and launched the Storefront for Urban Innovation, which was award a TED City 2.0 Prize in 2012. Diana was a 2011 Van Alen Institute Fellow and is the author of Brooklyn Modern (Rizzoli, 2008). She graduated from Cornell University (B.A., English) and Columbia University (M.F.A., Creative Writing).