John Surico is a journalist and urban planning researcher. Focusing on mobility, sustainability and open space, his writing can be found in The New York Times, Bloomberg CityLab, VICE, and other major publications. He has reported from a number of global capitals, including Rio de Janeiro, London, and Mexico City. His monthly newsletter ‘Streetbeat‘ covers the immense challenges that cities face in the years ahead. He is a research fellow at Center for an Urban Future, a leading think tank in New York City, where he has authored major policy reports on the city’s parks, libraries and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. He is an NYU alumnus (’13), and holds an MSc in Transport and City Planning from University College London. A New York native, he is a proud resident of Queens.