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Is My Sacrifice Living?

Abraham built an altar…; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar… —Genesis 22:9This event is a picture of the mistake we make in …

Faith

Tech Insider

The amazing changes intermittent fasting does to your body and brain.

The Tragedy of Dumbing Down Christianity

The other day I was in a coffee shop in the mountains, seated near the counter. A guy in his early 20s walked in wearing a TOOL shirt and a long …

John Piper

Should We Still Be Looking for Ways to ‘Prove’ the Bible?

It was June 18, 1994, and I was having lunch with a non-Christian friend who taught science classes at a community college. I remember the date …

Breathtaking bamboo building withstands earthquakes and boasts a zero-carbon footprint

Thailand’s eco-friendly Panyaden International School has added a stunning new sports hall to its campus that’s built entirely of bamboo and stays …

Chiang Mai

Luxurious tiny home in New Zealand is off-grid and 100% self-sustaining

Living in a tiny home doesn’t have to mean sacrificing luxury. Room to Move’s Jeff Hobbs designed and built an incredible off-grid tiny house that …

Off-grid

How a simple app can actually empower street-level democracy

In an increasingly partisan era, SeeClickFix believes technology can get neighbors on the same page<p>After an election season shaped by social media bubbles, fake news, and email hacking, technology hasn’t exactly shown itself to be the best tool for improving the civic good. But today’s hangover …

Urban Design

Denver's ‘smart city’ neighborhood will have driverless buses, blanket WiFi

Plus lots of smart home experiments<p>This spring, developers will break ground on Peña Station Next, a futuristic neighborhood built from scratch “midway between Tokyo and Frankfurt”—a.k.a. on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado. The site was chosen by Japanese technology behemoth Panasonic, the city’s …

New York City bike lanes have improved drastically

If you think the city’s bike lanes are bad now, check out what they were like 15 years ago<p>The de Blasio administration and the city’s Department of Transportation are making strides in their “Vision Zero” initiative, an action plan intended to help put an end to traffic deaths and injuries, but …

13 People Who Lost 40+ Pounds Share What Really Got Them Results

Real weight-loss stories that will motivate the hell outta you.<p>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us how they lost weight with major-but-doable lifestyle changes. We received a lot of stories from people who set out to lose weight for a variety of reasons — some for health reasons, …

5 Amazing Treehouse Getaways in Kerala

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, many travelers choose an unconventional yet awe-inspiring stay in a treehouse in Kerala. Situated on the …

Asia Travel

4 Reasons to Soak Yourself in the Psalms

Just before Thanksgiving in 2015, I was having lunch with a friend, and we were discussing how we teach our kids the gospel. He mentioned he was …

LAMCAST: The Design Trust for Public Space has a plan for demonstrating all the good that urban farms grow. http://bit.ly/PLANFORPLENTY

Recreational Community Center Châtelaine – Balexert / STENDARDO MENNINGEN ARCHITECTES

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated in a slight slope, the building is located in the center of a public park surrounded by several …

Design

Why Millennials Keep Ditching Your Company

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

​Tinder for cities: how tech is making urban planning more inclusive

Having a say in what your city or neighbourhood should be like is often complicated, time-consuming and full of confusing jargon. A new wave of digital tools are trying to make the process transparent and interactive<p>Imagine if next time you saw a plan for an oversized monster tower block proposed …

How cities embraced biking and walking in 2016

Now we’re getting somewhere<p>In many ways, 2016 was a bad year for all commuters. Even as cities made vast expansions to their cycling networks, bike share programs, and pedestrian infrastructure, vehicle-miles driven grew to an all-time high. Consequently, after a decade of declining traffic deaths, …

Urban Design

Five Gorgeous Forest Houses Linked In A Horizontal Condominium

The project known as Five Houses is the materialization of the dream of living in the heart of the forest surrounded by nature, ancient pines and …

Why landscape architects are the urban designers of tomorrow

At a recent Landscape Architecture Foundation summit, it became clear the profession has a big role in shaping the future of our cities<p>For landscape architects, the ground has shifted in serious ways over the last few decades. Earlier this summer in Philadelphia, at a mid-June summit organized by …

World's Top Waterfront Cities

<b>What PPS Says:</b> <i>As a city of islands, the waterfront here really is the heart of town and has quietly adapted over time as Stockholm evolves, providing</i> …

CYCLE AWAY

BY G. RYAN SMITH, ASLA <br>Separated bicycle lanes are steadily increasing in number, though every design detail counts.From the June 2016 issue of</i> …

Urban Design

Zire Wongamat Offers Remarkable Views Over the Gulf of Thailand

Article by Diana Ispas<b>Zire Wongamat, a high-rise condominium project by Shma, in Pattaya – Thailand.</b>Landscape Architects Network is excited to …

Architecture

Ananas New Community | Manila, Philippines | Sasaki Associates

In recent decades, the Philippines has witnessed consistent population and economic growth. Official statistics estimate the country will grow by 50 …

Landscape Architecture

Railway Corridor Greenway | Richmond, Canada | Hapa Collaborative

Richmond has repurposed its . Hapa led open houses in which residents mapped the site, told Interurban stories and shared their vision. The master …

Landscape Architecture

Once the World’s Most Dangerous City, Juárez Returns to Life

Amid drug wars, Mexico began fixing the local justice system. Now crime is down and residents ‘are losing their fear.’<p>As night falls over San Antonio, a shantytown turned neighborhood with concrete-block houses, rugged streets, and few trees, children head excitedly to a warehouse stacked with …

Mexico

Agrihoods take root: Housing trend rooted in agriculture

DAVIS, Calif. >> “How ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm?” asks the old song. The answer may be: Build them an agrihood.<p>Feeding off the continuing …

Farming

Story of cities #46: the gated Buenos Aires community which left its poor neighbours under water

The richest and poorest residents of Argentina’s capital are separated by the walls of gated communities. When heavy rains in 2013 left those outside the barriers vulnerable to severe flooding, their only hope was to tear them down<p>Read more articles in the series here<p>On 2 April 2013, Matías Duarte …

Carbon sequestration

<b>Carbon sequestration</b> is the process involved in carbon capture and the long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide.[1] Carbon sequestration …

Great parks are the foundation of great cities

Last month, the Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation, Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces …