Nate Berg

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December 11, 2013, 9am PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its twelfth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development published in 2013.
Jonathan Nettler
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March 17, 2011, 12pm PDT
Our annual list of the 10 best planning, design, and development websites represents some of the top online resources for news, information and research on the built environment.
Abhijeet Chavan
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December 6, 2010, 10am PST
New neighborhood-level data from the walkability rating website Walk Score has broadened the view of what it means to live in a walkable city.
Nate Berg
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August 2, 2010, 9am PDT
The 2010 World Cup has ended in South Africa. What's left behind are a number of physical and cultural legacies that will be both landmark developments and potential economic hazards.
Nate Berg
Feature
May 10, 2010, 5am PDT
Next month's World Cup in South Africa will bring a lot of attention to the country, and a lot of opportunity. Though many hope the country will see an economic benefit, the biggest impact is likely to be the creation of urban infrastructure.
Nate Berg
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January 18, 2010, 9am PST
Recent earthquake response efforts in Haiti showed how comparing satellite imagery could help to identify physical changes in the damaged country and assist rescue workers. That same sort of imagery could play a similar role for urban planners.
Nate Berg
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January 13, 2010, 4pm PST
Updated for Fall 2010, Planetizen's picks for the best news and observations about urban planning, design and development available on Twitter. Check out the new section of high-speed rail links, and visit our sister site www.hsrnews.com.
Nate Berg
Feature
January 11, 2010, 8am PST
The editors' choice of the most significant stories in the realm of urban planning, design and development of the "aughts" (2000-2009). The decade began with one crash and ended with another, but in between we've learned a lot about making cities.
Nate Berg
Feature
December 31, 2009, 10am PST

Over the course of the year, the editors of Planetizen review and post summaries of hundreds of articles, reports, books, studies, and editorials related to planning and urban development.

Nate Berg
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December 14, 2009, 9am PST

Despite geologic barriers and in the face of scientific advice, huge infrastructure projects of the 20th century brought water to the arid Southwest and fueled the growth of a megaregion.

Nate Berg
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November 19, 2009, 9am PST
Transit saw some big ridership increases over the past few years, but maybe not where you'd expect. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the top ten metropolitan areas where transit use has increased the most.
Nate Berg
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November 9, 2009, 10am PST

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is both a local challenge and a global imperative, says Rohit Aggarwala, the director of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability for New York City.

Nate Berg
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October 15, 2009, 10am PDT
New communication and interaction technologies are dramatically changing the way the public understands and participates in government. The emerging openness of data and information at the city level is broadening the urban policy conversation, but challenges and questions lie ahead as the open city develops.
Nate Berg
Feature
October 1, 2009, 10am PDT
Strip malls are in virtually every American city, but they're rarely an important part of those cities. Ava Bromberg says they can be. Her idea is to turn strip malls into community-owned hubs that generate capital within their neighborhood and keep it there.
Nate Berg
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August 17, 2009, 5am PDT

To fight homelessness, some cities provide services, some build housing, and some arrest people.

Nate Berg
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July 9, 2009, 9am PDT
Bulldoze? Densify? Walk away? There are many ways cities can react to shrinking populations and abandoned neighborhoods. Planetizen readers decide which ways are the best.
Nate Berg
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June 25, 2009, 5am PDT
As America's metropolitan areas meld into "megaregions", officials and policymakers will need to figure out how to deal with their shared and growing infrastructure problems. Consider the ball rolling.
Nate Berg
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June 18, 2009, 5am PDT
As the population rises, underused and empty spaces are going to fill in. How well the transition works depends on shifts in demographics and infrastructure, as well as architecture. A studio of UCLA architecture students were asked to plot that transition. But before they could be architects, they had to be planners.
Nate Berg
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May 21, 2009, 10am PDT
The results are in! We asked for you ideas for reusing the empty car dealerships cropping up around the country. Urban gardens? Flying car launch pads? These ideas may seem far out, but the number one answer may surprise you.
Nate Berg
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May 4, 2009, 5am PDT

City government is made up of many individual parts. Though they need to work together, they aren't typically very good at it -- especially in big cities.

Nate Berg