Newcity is pleased to report that Ben Schulman has joined our staff as Design Editor. In this role, Ben will take the lead in planning and executing Newcity’s coverage of Chicago’s Chicago’s spectacular design culture in home, architecture, fashion and graphic and product design.
A transplanted New Yorker-via-Los-Angeles, Schulman is the communications director for the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects, editor of Chicago Architect magazine and a writer on urban affairs. Previously, Schulman was the communications director for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU).
Schulman’s work has appeared and been noted in outlets such as Belt Magazine, New Geography, Streetsblog, The National Review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pop City Media, and as a contributor to The Urbanophile, among others. He’s presented at The World Association of Public Opinion Research, the Great Books Foundation and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and lectured for Planetizen Courses, the educational platform for the premier urban planning news website.
When not writing about cities, Schulman serves as an editorial assistant for the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and helps head the Contraphonic Sound Series, an attempt to document cities through sound.
Schulman currently lives in Edgewater.
All pitches for design coverage should be sent to Ben at [email protected].