Nate Berg

Put a Green Roof On It

A new tool visualizes green roofs on any building, and the water and energy they could save.

The Misunderstood Science Behind Fears That a Subway Tunnel Could Blow Up Beverly Hills High School

Earthquakes, underground chemicals, hysteria and emotion all collide in L.A.

Texas: Housing Juggernaut

The Lone Star State continues to dominate when it comes to new home construction.

With Urbanization Comes Mountains of Trash

Cities in developing countries will see waste management challenges skyrocket as they continue to grow.

Strip Malls and Big Box Stores Linked to Increased Traffic Deaths Among Seniors

How urban design affects serious traffic accidents among our oldest populations.

How to Stop the Over-Regulation of Street Vendors

New York would be better off treating these vendors like small businesses.

Are These the Fastest-Gentrifying Neighborhoods in the U.S.?

What changes in the white population share can and can't tell us.

Canaries in the Global Coalmine: Birdsong in a Changing Climate

How increasing CO2 in the atmosphere will affect the songs of birds.

11 of the Best Documentaries About Cities Streaming on Netflix

Profiles of cities, their people and their dramas.

The Fastest Road in America

Texas bets drivers will pay more than $5 to drive 5 mph faster between San Antonio and Austin.

5 Ways Data Can Save After-School Programs

Using information to improve programs, even when money's tight.

A Guide to Copenhagen From the Future

Imagining a guidebook for the city in 2025.

What a Data-Rich Smart City Experience Could Really Be Like

How ubiquitous data and smart city infrastructure may change urban experience.

Which Cities Are Most Prepared for Climate Change?

According to a new report, governments in Latin American and Canada are doing the most, American cities come in dead last.

Madrid Icon May Not Return to Skyline

The beloved Tío Pepe sign – Madrid's Eiffel Tower – could be doomed.

A Blueprint for a Profitable Urban Farm

A new reports argues that plentiful vacant land in Youngstown can create jobs and money.

The Dark Side of the Smart City, in Video Game Form

"Watch Dogs" puts the controls of a networked city in players' hands.

An Atlas of Suburbanisms

Not every suburb is completely suburban, nor is every city completely urban, as a resource-rich new website helps show.

Instead of Levees, Plant Trees

According to new research, coastal forests greatly reduced the impact of the Japanese tsunami.