Nate Berg

Feature
March 2, 2009, 5am PST
A new design competition is seeking solutions to L.A.'s transportation problems. But the real solution may not have anything to do with transportation at all.
Nate Berg
Feature
February 12, 2009, 5am PST

Cities are filled with spaces intended for the public -- but many of them are clearly owned and operated by the private sector.

Nate Berg
Feature
January 22, 2009, 5am PST

Green alley projects are popping up in cities all over the U.S. and Canada in an effort to make the concrete jungle a little better at absorbing rainwater.

Nate Berg
Feature
January 1, 2009, 5am PST

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

Abhijeet Chavan
Feature
December 4, 2008, 5am PST

It is a confusing time for cities and the people who work for them. On the one hand, the recent election showed a groundswell of support for new investment in infrastructure.

Nate Berg
Feature
November 24, 2008, 5am PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its eighth annual list of the ten best books in the planning field. With titles covering some of the most timely issues in planning, the list gives readers an overview of the best ideas and writing in the field.
Abhijeet Chavan
Feature
November 13, 2008, 5am PST
Oil is running out and the climate is changing. How this impacts cities will largely be determined by how the urban design field reacts.
Nate Berg
Feature
October 27, 2008, 5am PDT

In an effort to reduce traffic, citizens in Santa Monica, California have proposed a yearly cap on commercial development.

Nate Berg
Feature
October 2, 2008, 5am PDT
Cars dominate cities, especially in America. But as many cities in other countries have found, removing cars can turn busy streets into lively public places. Now the U.S. is starting to catch on.
Nate Berg
Feature
September 22, 2008, 12pm PDT
Some 'parkers' faced police harassment, but on the whole Park(ing) Day 2008 was sunny and positive, as Los Angelenos put their own stamp on the celebration. In this video slideshow, we take a tour of some of L.A.'s parking spot parks.
Nate Berg
Feature
September 4, 2008, 5am PDT
Human behavior and land use affect air quality, and those effects are very distinct at the local level. A new environmental game fusing public participation, air quality sensors and web technology shows how.
Nate Berg
Feature
July 21, 2008, 9am PDT
Planetizen's Assistant Editor Nate Berg investigates the impact of recent court decisions on the Los Angeles River, and how it may affect development on the watersheds of rivers and waterways across the country.
Nate Berg
Feature
November 19, 2007, 10am PST

The green building standard LEED is moving beyond the structure and into the neighborhood.

Nate Berg
Feature
October 8, 2007, 9am PDT

Urban development, demolition, and redevelopment has been a century-long pattern in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Nate Berg
Feature
December 11, 2006, 7am PST
As part of a monthly series, we present a summary and analysis of some of the most interesting news to appear on Planetizen over the month of November 2006. This is the transcript of an audio segment that originally aired on the nationally syndicated radio program "Smart City".
Nate Berg
Feature
November 6, 2006, 7am PST
As part of monthly series, we present a summary and analysis of some of the most interesting news to appear on Planetizen over the month of October 2006. This is the transcript of an audio segment that originally aired on the nationally syndicated radio program "Smart City".
Nate Berg
Feature
October 18, 2006, 8am PDT
As part of monthly series, we present a summary and analysis of some of the most interesting news to appear on Planetizen over the month of September 2006. This is the transcript of an audio segment that originally aired on the nationally syndicated radio program "Smart City".
Nate Berg
Feature
October 16, 2006, 7am PDT

From October 6-10, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the International Federation of Landscape Architects convened for their first joint conference.

Nate Berg
Feature
October 9, 2006, 7am PDT
Planetizen talks with city planning officials to get an insider's perspective on the planning issues facing cities. The first subject of this question-and-answer series is New York City Department of City Planning Director Amanda M. Burden.
Nate Berg
Feature
July 27, 2006, 7am PDT
Can cities get back in touch with nature? Planners, developers, architects, and policy makers convened in Los Angeles June 7 to face the challenge and develop a plan of action to help bring life onto the rooftops of L.A.'s downtown.
Nate Berg
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