The Next City Vanguard conference is an annual experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media. Each year, Next City selects 40 applicants whose smart ideas for cities, experience in the field and ambition for the future all show great promise.
Every year a new host city is chosen. This year’s city was Reno, NV. Bryon Evans Films was contacted early on to come on board to document the full 2 day conference. It was truly a unique experience capturing the first impressions of the Vanguards as they were introduced to some of the different aspects of Reno that so few know about.
Below is a short documentary re-cap of the two day conference and the final “Big Idea Challenge” where the Vanguards propose a tactical idea to change an area in the city in need of help for the better.
Behind the scene photography courtesy Chris Holloman Photography.