Nate Berg

Making Sense of Inevitable Transit Delays

Researchers are using rider data to better understand how stressed subway crowds flow through the system.

Who Has the Right to Preserve a City's Past?

As an out-of-towner applies for historic designation, a city considers changing its rules on preservation.

The Gayest Crosswalk Ever

Now there's always a rainbow at the intersection of San Vicente and Santa Monica.

Tracking Blight in America's Hardest-Hit Cities

Where property abandonment is growing and declining.

Preventing Suicide With Architecture

Should designs be altered to dissuade jumpers?

I Crossed the Border for Candy

An international smuggling mission of juvenile proportions.

Cracking Down on Yoga in the Park

Lawmakers in D.C. want a cut from instructors hosting fitness classes in public parks.

Isolated and Under-Exposed: Why the Rich Don't Give

How the concentration of wealth and separation from the problems of the poor may limit charitable giving.

Hong Kong, the City Without Ground

Mapping the vast network of above- and below-ground walkways.

The Original Hooligans

Pussy Riot are the latest, but a family of cartoon Irish immigrants came first.

Singing in the Car Makes You a Worse Driver

Stop singing. Turn off the radio, too.

How Facebook and Twitter Are Helping the Homeless

Connecting through social networks can make it easier to be homeless and easier to escape homelessness.

Giant 1,500-Year-Old Geoglyphs Threatened By Squatters

In Peru, the Nazca lines are at risk of disappearing as the housing crisis pushes people onto protected land.

A Chart That Explains the Path to a Global Urban Majority

Which countries became at least half urban the fastest?

Chinese Urbanization, By the Numbers

Figures from a new report on China's cities show a rapid transformation.

Is There a Limit to How Tall Buildings Can Get?

"We could do at least a mile and probably quite a bit more."

A Visual Guide to Bad Community Meetings

From arguments to interruptions, town hall meetings can be pretty inefficient.

Jerusalem Bets on a Skyscraper Forest

Officials hope to build a jobs center near a new high speed rail station.

Somehow We're Walking More and Walking Less At the Same Time

More U.S. adults are walking than they were five years ago, but they're doing it for a smaller amount of total time.