Nate Berg

How the Internet Redefined Urban Space

A new publication explores the troubling implications of our networked world.

A Visual Guide to the Potential of Urban Agriculture

An animation shows how a variety of urban spaces can become miniature farms.

Crime Reduced, But at a Cost

Extending prison sentences can reduce recidivism, but it's also hugely expensive.

A New Vancouverism

Moving beyond the City of Glass.

The Secret Energy Drain on Cities: Streetlights

San Diego County has made it easy for its cities to convert to energy-efficient streetlights.

Asia: The World Leader in Super-Tall Statues

There are big statues of gods and heroes almost everywhere, but Asia dominates.

Yes, There's an 'Urban Planning for Dummies' Book

And its author makes the case for why our cities need more dummies getting involved.

Jakarta Is Sinking Itself Into the Ocean

Groundwater pumping and rising sea levels could leave millions flooded out of their homes.

Urban Heat Island Effect Upside: It Can Be Good for Trees

Warmer temperatures help city trees grow eight times faster.

One Thing Missing from the Urban Farm Movement: Farmers

With few skilled farmers, many urban gardens become victims of neglect.

Green Infrastructure Could Save Cities Billions

New estimates find that moving toward sustainability can greatly reduce energy and water treatment costs.

A Citywide English Lesson for Sochi, Russia

Preparing for crowds of foreigners when it hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics, a city looks to expand its vocabulary.

The Wildly Variable Definition of 'McMansion'

According to a new study, people in different places use the word very differently.

Bad Zoning Can Ruin Your Kid's Life

A new report examines the link between standardized test scores and restrictive zoning regulations.

The Biggest X-Factor in the Housing Market? Where Baby Boomers Will Choose to Retire

Planning and construction all over the country will need to shift dramatically as the retired population grows.

The Post-Storm Chaser

Using a car-top video camera, USC researcher Andrew Curtis tracks disaster recovery over time.

The Global Economic Dominance of U.S. Cities

Collectively, America's cities contribute more to global GDP than the rest of the world's cities combined.

Three Paths to Large-Scale Urban Regeneration

Paris, San Francisco, and Guangzhou have very different approaches to realizing big plans.

Is Bad Urban Design Making Us Lonely?

Social interaction can be encouraged by our built environment. But it isn't always.