Nate Berg

A Grim Map of Disappeared Mexican Journalists

Drug wars and cartels have been blamed for the disappearance of at least 13 journalists since 2003.

Where Urban Land Growth Is About to Explode

Regions where urbanization is likely to increase by 2030, and where it will have the most impact.

The Real Birthplace of Occupy Wall Street

The physical and digital combined into an "open-source hypercity urbanism."

The Social and Economic Roots of Oakland's Graffiti Boom

How the recession and rage against the system are fueling street art.

Feral Dogs Invade Australia's Cities

Formerly a rural problem, wild packs are spreading disease and killing pets.

2 Different Ways to Cut Driving by 1/5

Researchers find a short-term approach and a long-term approach.

Can Easing Planning Rules Boost the Economy?

The British government hopes so.

Radiating Death: How Walmart Displaces Nearby Small Businesses

The closer they are, the more they fall.

The Two Approaches to Cutting City Costs

There's a short-term and a long-term approach. Cities tried one, now they're looking to the other.

A Depressingly Crowded Map of Conflicts in Africa

A lot has happened in just a few years.

With L.A.'s Proposed ID Cards, Immigrants Can Play a Larger Role in the City's Economy

More efforts are being made to embrace undocumented immigrants and the economic potential they have.

Minimizing the Urban Heat Island Effect Could Reduce Rainfall

White roofs help bring down the heat, but researchers worry they could also stop the rain.

Flexibility Is Key in Retrofitting Suburbs

Designing adaptability will help suburban areas meet residents' needs over the long term.

The Legal Activities Banned in London

More than 400 zones in Britain's dominant city have extra rules. Disobeying them can get you a ticket.

Road Noise: Deadly? Maybe. Annoying? Definitely.

A large share of urban dwellers live in areas where road noise is highly irritating.

Foreclosure Crisis Opens and Closes a Treasure Trove of Parks

With one of the nation's highest foreclosure rates, Atlanta thought it had found the perfect opportunity to build more parks.

Boosting Ridership by Replacing Buses With Rail

How L.A.'s rail system has put more riders on transit.

Packing Up: Where People Are Moving In and Out

Large, expensive U.S. metros were more likely to lose residents this summer.

Mapping L.A.'s Endangered Pot Shops

Facing a citywide ban, dispensaries prove to be far less plentiful than feared.