The new year is the perfect time to reflect on some of the crazy and exciting accomplishments of the past year– and to think about the future. As you might have noticed this past week, we’ve been pondering our favorite stories we’ve run this year, how we could be more eco-conscious in 2009, and where 2009 might bring us in becoming a greener and cleaner planet. And in this contemplative spirit, we’d also like to share some of our favorite lists out there:

Archinect asked architects, bloggers, academics, Archinect editors, and others to share their predictions for 2009.

Jetson Green compiled a list of their favorite green homes of 2008.

Treehugger is looking forward to a year of clean technology and gathers a list of six tech start-ups to watch.

Cyclists are in for a wild ride! Designboom collected an assortment of the strangest bikes of 2008.