10 Sneaky Ways Cities Control Your Behavior


We all like to think we control our own autonomy. We’re in charge of making our own decisions every day - what we do, how we act, and where we spend our time. But what if the city you live in was actually controlling your behavior without you even realizing it? What if your daily routine is actually influenced by the city you're living in? From designing benches and sidewalks in specific ways to stop people from sitting around, to pushing out subtle noises to keep you from standing still, cities around the world are affecting our day-to-day activities in the sneakiest ways possible. You might already be aware of some of these methods. Perhaps some of these installments faced backlash when first introduced in your city, or maybe they’ve affected you personally on your journey. Either way, the techniques in this video all work together to control your behaviour throughout your everyday life.