Stellar, stellar week, folks. I can't overemphasize the awesomeness of the links below. Do yourself a favor and set aside an hour or two this weekend for some solid online reading.
ITEM ONE: Airoots weighs in on The "S-word" -- Slums -- and, in particular, the clearance thereof. (For more on the subject, check out this Globe and Mail article).
ITEM TWO: Mike Lydon writes a stirring post on Interchange about the importance of teaching urban planning in public schools.
ITEM THREE: In the future, buildings will talk to each other. (Image credit)
ITEM FOUR: Majora Carter is a sustainable urbanism ninja.
ITEM FIVE: New City Magazine tracks the migration of hipsters in Chicago (focusing heavily on Where's new center of operations, Wicker Park).
ITEM SIX: You've heard of designing a better mousetrap? How about designing a better White House?
ITEM SEVEN: Springwise takes a look at a potentially revolutionary new technology that could make entire neighborhoods self-sustaining.
And we'll leave it at that. Adios, compadres.