Urban Oases
A visit to a community garden nestled in the heart of the Lower East Side reveals much about the role nature plays in the urban environment.

 

Fracking: The Bigger Picture
Colin Jerolmack, an assistant professor of sociology at NYU, recounts his time spent at a shale gas boomtown in rural Pennsylvania and reveals that the debate over fracking is far from being a black and white issue.

 

Pigeons and the City
When we think of pigeons, we usually think of "rats with wings." But sociologist and NYU professor Colin Jerolmack, who recently published "The Global Pigeon," gives us a different perspective on these city dwellers.

 

New York, NY
Part 1: Micro-apartments - Why and how New York City's apartments are getting tinier than ever
Part 2: Hurricane Sandy, One Year Later - A look back on Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm's effect on people's perception of climate change, and what New York could learn from other cities around the world.