Woot!  Those links are looking pretty good – here some fresh links for the week:

1. Aquaculture in Iraq : The author of this blog is a  high-school classmate of mine, John Hargreaves.  He is an expert in aquaculture, the practice of farming fish and other aquatic (edible) life in locations far from the sea.  This is his second tour in Iraq helping that poor nation figure out how to feed itself.  His blog posts are extremely well written and provide an intimate look inside Iraq that you won’t find in the mainstream press.

2. Richard’s Real Estate and Urban Economics: Richard Green is an economics professor at USC (Southern California, not South Carolina you crazed SEC fans!).  He provides an interesting combination of facts and opinion about the economy and real estate’s impact.  Worth putting on your RSS feed!

3. New Reburbia :  They are down to 20 entries in this fascinating competition of envisioning redevelopment.  Worth a look at the submittals!

4. Top Urban Thinkers:  While you are in a voting mode, head over to Planetizen and vote for who you think is the most influential people who have shaped the urban landscape.

5. Reef: An art exhibit dedicated to redefining the spacial connection between the street and retail space.  There is some pretty wild stuff being experimented with!

OK, back to cooking the rest of the meal!