Nate Berg


What Does Preservation Mean in a City Without History?

Rapidly developing Abu Dhabi considers saving its disappearing past.


A Video Game That Side-Scrolls the City Skyline

Skyscrapers and burning streets are the setting of a new game for Playstation, with music by Beck.


Portland Might Finally Add Some Fluoride to Its Water

Local groups are calling on officials to add the tooth-protector to public water supplies, citing poor dental health in kids.


Political Limbo Puts Buenos Aires Subway at Standstill

Scenes from a city dealing with added congestion as a transit strike drags on.


Google's Growing Web of Street Traffic Surveillance

The phone in your pocket could be monitoring traffic.


Is China's Affordable Housing Going to Those Who Need It?

As China works towards big housing goal, questions arise about who's benefitting.


How Urban Sprawl Intensified Floods in the Philippines

Growth in population and informal settling has increased the flood's toll in Manila.


An Underground Religious Sect, Literally

70 sectarians are found living in an underground bunker in Russia.


Making City Biking Less Scary

Maps of traffic stress show where improvements can help build a better bicycle network.


A Tug-of-War Between Bus and Rail in a Brazilian World Cup City

New court ruling may help Cuiabá make up its mind about Cup-related transit plans.


Pakistan's Looming Water Crisis

Water access and infrastructure concerns will only heighten as the country shifts toward an urban majority.

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A Greener, Safer Empty Lot

How a little yardwork can reduce crime and improve a neighborhood's sense of safety.

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Nuclear Bomb National Park?

Lawmakers want the sites of the Manhattan Project preserved as historical parks.


For L.A. Residents Fed Up With Helicopter Noise, a Final Straw

A violin solo at the Hollywood Bowl gets drowned out, and a revolt is born.


In Los Angeles, Ideas for a Quieter Wait for Mass Transit

A UCLA researcher makes the case for several ways to cut noise at transit stations in the middle of freeways.


How Sewage Reveals a City's Drug Habits

A multi-city study of wastewater shows how drug use varies.

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Building Community in an Empty Tire Shop

An Indianapolis arts group takes a community development approach to reusing vacant space.

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The Soccer King of Detroit

Sean Mann works to build community with a neighborhood-based league and a new local minor league team.


Master Planning 7,935 Indian Cities and Towns

The Indian government is giving local officials satellite imagery to help plan their futures.