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Built Environment

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Built Environment: Refers to human-made surroundings that provide settings for human activity, including buildings and parks

Are-we-building-beautiful-by-Mary-Parsons

Are We Building A Beautiful Future?

An interesting extract from a Dezeen's hosted video chatting with Mary Parsons, the commissioner behind the Building Better, Building Beautiful report in the UK. It's a good insight into urban planning initiatives in the UK and highlights some of the lessons we all need to learn about poor planning on our housing developments. A good video for all architects and developers.
Pink Timber Treatment New Zealand

Treating Timber’s Harsh Realities

Poorly designed and badly built homes in New Zealand caused more than a stir in New Zealand's building industry from the mid 90's  leading to some ill-thought-out policies being introduced that overcompensated for our shortcomings and lead to more problems then it solved.