David Bergman

David Bergman runs an architectural practice that emphasizes the transparent inclusion of sustainable/eco design principles. David is also the founder of Fire and Water, a designer/manufacturer of eco lighting. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and an adjunct assistant professor at Parsons the New School for Design. He is a frequent contributor to GreenHomeGuide.com. His book, Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide, was published in 2012 by Princeton Architectural Press.


Before you can make a community resilient, you have to have a community

Living (or working) on a block or in a neighborhood where anonymity is the rule discourages any sense of ownership, of belonging to something larger than just you.

October 25, 2013


Towers in the block

My longtime neighborhood, the Lower East Side of Manhattan, represents for me some of the best qualities of urban living.

September 25, 2013


If Overpopulation Isn’t the Problem, What’s the Question?

Since the end of the 18th century, when Malthus wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population, there’s been controversy regarding the concept of “carrying capacity,”…

September 20, 2013


Density Part 3: Kenneth Jackson’s “Future” of New York

The essential defining property of a city is density: a concentration of people that enables commerce, community and exchanges of ideas.

September 5, 2013

Countering the EcoPessimist

According to New York Magazine and economist Robert Gordon, the good times are over.

August 5, 2013

Interdependence Day

The Fourth of July tends to spark a number of alternative ideas of independence.

July 8, 2013

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