explaining "built environment" to lay people
From: Robert Heinich (robertenocommons.org)
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 04:28:17 -0800 (PST)
The appended note if from my neighbor.  She is hoping for the collective
wisdom of Cohousing-L help her explain a cohousing attribute to folks on her

-Robert Heinich
 Eno Commons Cohousing
 Durham, NC
 where tonight we are hosting a 50th birthday party
 for our artist-no-in-residence

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From: chantelle_w [at] juno.com <chantelle_w [at] juno.com>
Date: Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: For cohousing L
To: robert [at] enocommons.org

 I am trying to explain "built environment" to lay persons. That is, built
environment influences behavior. For example, situating homes close together
can foster social interaction between neighbors. Yet, I'm trying to think of
a less dry way to help people appreciate built environment. Does anyone
recall or know of a phrase or metaphor or some other way to help people "get

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