Re: explaining "built environment" to lay people
From: Catya Belfer-Shevett (
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 08:22:13 -0800 (PST)
I generally go with "designing for community" and then give examples like kitchen windows that overlook the front path, front porches, a scale from private to public as you go from the back of your house to the main path, that sort of thing.

        - cat

Sharon Villines wrote:

On Dec 20, 2008, at 7:28 AM, Robert Heinich wrote:

I am trying to explain "built environment" to lay persons. That is, built
environment influences behavior.

Constructed buildings, as opposed to natural landscape. Constructed environment.

Surrounding architecture or buildings. Architectural design.

"Built environment" actually sounds like a newism, a word that makes a concept sound like a new idea when it isn't.

Sharon Villines in Washington DC
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