Nate Berg

Can We Recreate the Theater of the Street On Screen?

A marketing campaign's cameras turn a select number of public spaces into stages.

Africa's Urbanizing, But Not How You Think

Urban growth isn't necessarily streaming in from the countryside.

Once Again, Carmageddon II Was Practically a Non-Issue

Closing 10 miles of Los Angeles's busiest freeway for a second time was as uneventful as officials hoped.

When 'Carmageddon' Strikes, How Much of California Feels the Pain?

Warnings have been blaring up and down the state for months. Is this really necessary?

Traffic Fatalities Are on the Rise in New York. Is Distracted Driving to Blame?

City officials think so, and they've launched a low-tech campaign to get people to pay attention.

It's Official: Downtowns Are Booming

Neighborhoods within 2 miles of city hall saw huge jumps in population between 2000 and 2010, according to new numbers from the Census.

Even the Smell of Cigarettes Changes How We Use Public Spaces

Smokers and the battle for the outdoors.

The Growing Inequality of Home Building in India

Cities are building more houses than ever, but they are priced out of reach for the poor.

Official Asks Every Person in Bulawayo to Flush Their Toilets at the Same Time

Looking for someone on Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m.? Check the bathroom.

This Vest May Well Be the Future of Indoor Mapping

Wearable cartographic tech enables people to map the insides of buildings just by walking around.

A Search Engine for Landscapes

Landex helps you find neighborhoods just like yours, the country over.

Crowdfunding a Skyscraper

You don't need a wealthy developer when you've got thousands of small investors.

The Crazy Pidgin Language That Unites Africa's Megacity

Finding a common linguistic ground in a city of 20 million and 500 languages.

The Tricky Politics of Vacant Lots

A Philadelphia local transformed a lot into a park on his own dime. But the city says the conversion was illegal, and is threatening to sue.

Does Who You See on the Street Determine How Long You'll Live?

New research suggests who you see may subtly affect your life expectancy.

Want Healthier Seniors? Give Them Bus Passes

Researchers find free rides on public transit can spur physical activity in older adults.

Mapping Acceptance of Same-Sex Marriage

There's uneven support for it across the country, but many clusters of agreement.

The Difference Between Bus Riders and Train Riders

The characteristics of the average L.A. transit user depends on what form of transit they use.

Anatomy of an L.A. Police Pursuit

How police and media helicopters navigate the crowded airspace of L.A. when a suspect's on the run.