Understanding the Built Environment
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The Built Environment!
When you think about exploring, you probably imagine setting out to discover an environment that is unknown to you. Perhaps you dream of hacking though the jungle seeking ancient Mayan ruins or being the first to explore the depths of outer space. It probably never occurs to you that there is unknown space to explore in your immediate environment -- this is the space created when men and women tame the natural environment to make it more livable. Architects call this the built environment. The built environment consists of all the changes people make to nature including building houses, schools and shops, walkways, street signs, parks, parking lots, football fields and even cultivated farm land.