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Published on July 21st, 2011 | by Yellow Magpie


Soap And Water: The Best Way To Build Infrastructure


Have you ever marvelled at the inefficiencies of the planning system? Stood in horror at the state of some of our roads? Pondered at the lack of transport in between cities and towns?

Well there is a solution to reducing the cost of all of these problems and it doesn’t come from where you would expect.

Does the picture above look like it offers the best design and planning? Here is a guy that has something better in mind.

Cambridge University mathematician, James Grime, demonstrates nature’s ability to minimise effort and find the most efficient route between different points.

You can look at more of James’s work by visiting his website Singing Banana and choosing your medium of choice.

Perhaps if our own local planners used these methods to construct more cost-effective roads, better railways and infrastructure networks a lot of money and needless expenditure could be saved.

Why not leave a comment and tell us what you think?

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3 Responses to Soap And Water: The Best Way To Build Infrastructure

  1. liz condron says:

    Hi Joe
    interesting presentation but do you mean infrastructure
    Kind regards

  2. Yellow Magpie says:

    We did indeed, Liz. Duly corrected. Thanks for your comment.

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