City Journal is the nation's premier urban-policy magazine, "the Bible of the new urbanism," as London's Daily Telegraph puts it. The magazine offers a stimulating mix of hard-headed practicality and cutting-edge theory, with articles on everything from public order and policing strategy, education policy, and social welfare to urban architecture, family policy, and the latest theorizing emanating from universities and law schools.

Since urban policy encompasses almost all domestic-policy questions, as well as the largest issues of our culture and society, the magazine views its canvas as very broad indeed. City Journal holds itself to the highest intellectual, journalistic, and literary standards, aiming to produce absorbing reading for intelligent and discerning readers. The app includes all the articles of the print edition, including full-color illustrations, and much more.

City Journal Pricing:
• Subscription 1 Year - USD 9.99*
* For non-US app stores, the equivalent currency charges will apply.
Please note: App subscriptions do not include access to subscription-only content on our website.

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What’s New

Version 22.0

The City Journal app was completely revamped in 2020—with a slew of new features including the ability to browse by topic, unlock early access to print magazine content, save favorites, and tune into the weekly 10 Blocks podcast, all in one app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Bill Causey ,

City Journal

City Journal offers relevant news articles based on thorough documented data compiled into well written stories. I value this smart journal that relies on researched analysis instead of loose opinions.

BmacSV ,

Must read

Very clear thinking about the world

John Corso ,

Perfect on an iPad Pro

You know whether you agree with its politics, I'm here to tell you that, finally, this beautiful magazine looks and works as it should on an iPad: the Pro.

The iPad Pro is supposed to be good for artists and multi-app productivity types, and I'm sure it is, but I wanted one to read newspapers and magazines at a more natural size. City Journal is the best example of this strategy. No more pinching and zooming; just reading.

It does something called "streamIng", too. Who cares.


Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Inc.
49 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
In-App Purchases
  1. City Journal $9.99
  2. Summer 2011 $1.99
  3. Autumn 2011 $1.99


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