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How Supermarkets Are Cleverly Designed To Make You Spend More Money

How Supermarkets Are Cleverly Designed To Make You Spend More Money

Video: We’re all fools who get easily convinced by marketing and store design tricks because we can’t save ourselves from ourselves. Here is a short video from Wendover Productions detailing some clever layout design tricks that supermarkets use to get us to spend more money. They include putting the entrance…

How Should We Design Cities To Make The Most Of Urban Ecosystems?

How Should We Design Cities To Make The Most Of Urban Ecosystems?

Back in 1839, public health expert J F Murray published his article The Lungs of London, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine. Even then, city dwellers appreciated the advantages of open, green spaces. Murray described the benefits of the parks of London as “great vehicles of exercise, fresh air, health, and life…

Storm-Proofing NYC Will Cost At Least $US11 Billion, But It’s Worth It

Storm-Proofing NYC Will Cost At Least $US11 Billion, But It’s Worth It

Humans are almost universally bad at planning for the distant future — most of us would rather live in blissful, unprepared ignorance than think about our superannuation. The same goes for cities: Dealing with the next storm is way easier than spending many billions of dollars to protect us from…