Colin will be taking over this feature next week...many thanks to him in advance. I'll be busy, novelling away until December.
ITEM ONE: City of Sound on Dresden, Los Angeles, and destructive urban systems. (Photo credit)
ITEM TWO: A great article from the NY Times City Room discussing society's inept politicization of Jane Jacobs.
ITEM THREE: Airoots on the organic growth of outer Tokyo.
ITEM FOUR: Planetizen interviews Seattle neighborhoods guru Jim Diers, now sprinkling some urban pixie dust in Australia and New Zealand.
ITEM FIVE: Why do we travel? City of Faded Elegance on human curiosity.
ITEM SIX: WorldChanging examines the pressing need for a dramtic increase in green building practices between now and 2030.
ITEM SEVEN: Digital Urban maps the top 25 Web 2.0 companies -- 19 of which are located in the San Francisco-San Jose CSA.
Happy Friday, everyone!