Welcome Planetizens and thank you, that's an honour. If you're wondering where to start, here's a fully subjective top 25: popular, recent, favourite or otherwise, skewed towards design, planning and urban development.
- Design. Architecture. Football
- Two possible Google Earth extensions: time and sound
- La Tonnara and the Chamber of Death; Arabian floating architecture in Sicily
- The Anti-Fun Palace: APEC Fence, Sydney lockdown
- In Every Dream Home A Heartache: The Great Australian Dream and its architecture
- Indiscreet music
- "The Shinkansen to Melbourne is now boarding at Central Station, platform 27 ...": A new high-speed rail network for Australia
- The Shock of the New World, with respect to the flora and fauna of Australia
- Punching holes in Ciutat Vella; adaptive urban form in Barcelona
- Suspended at a junction in time: Australia, Silent Running, The Drowned World and the University of Queensland
- Trenitalia, travel writing and total design
- The city as destructive system: wildfires, Dresden and the case against urban sprawl
- Father of modern Brisbane
- The city is conceived of radial opposites
- Houses. Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa. SANAA (Actar 2007)
- Los Angeles: Grand Theft Reality
- Gangs Of New York, World-Building
- Design Thinkbelt
- Industrial Policy for Creativity
- Architecture and interaction design, via adaptation and hackability
- Jonathan Raban at London Review Bookshop
- New Islington, New Hope (Manchester)
- Savile Row and tailoring urban fabric
- Close to the madding crowd (on St. Giles, London)
- The windy city
And there's a fuller list here.
Alternatively, check the Postopolis!
category, for a series of reports from last summer's architecture and
urbanism-orientated event I helped organise at New
York's Storefront for Art and Architecture.
Also, you could be well qualified to join a project that Russell Davies, James Goggin and I are running at the moment, collating a series of Flickr photos around the idea of the Best Urban Spaces and Places.