built environment

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built environment

The physical structure of cities, homes, and workplaces. How humans interact with the structures they design and construct influences a variety of health concerns, including accessibility, childhood and geriatric safety, the likelihood of injuries or illnesses, the mental health of the population, and the quality of shared environmental resources, e.g., air and water.
See also: environment
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1962, takes this motif further, exposing the comedy but also the beauty of an artificial landscape.
Tenders are invited for Artificial landscape turf installation.
It is more difficult to consider the stability for that transformed, artificial landscape which has been created in result of purposeful economic activity.
GARDENING is often categorised as a battle - man versus nature, humans creating order from chaos, trying to impose our desire and wishes on an artificial landscape of our own making.
No human life is visible across this desolate artificial landscape of cubical containers differentiated only by corporate logos.
The exhibition itself is an urban experience, a walk into a gigantic artificial landscape, a science fiction environment.
A municipal swimming pool in the small Andalusian town of Lobres gets a surreal twist with a seductive inner realm clad in bright green Astroturf, the project is a genuinely artificial landscape, playing deftly on the ambiguity between the natural and manmade.
In this issue (Page 18), science writer intern Gwyneth Dickey describes how such nanobotic walkers, or "DNA spiders," have begun to crawl around an artificial landscape (itself constructed of artfully arranged DNA) and how some can even pick up and transport nanoparticle cargo.
However, he was also a great master of artificial landscape, showing everyday folk in idyllic rural surroundings and The Bowes landscape typifies this by mixing classical ruins with an elegant run-down cottage.
It remains,arguably, the finest artificial landscape ever created.
Those problems are especially topical for the north-eastern part of Estonia (NE Estonia) where local oil shale industry--oil shale mining, its combustion in power plants and thermal processing in chemical plants--has essentially changed the landscape, and as a result new artificial landscape forms have come into being.
The new rural settlers of America have the responsibility to create an artificial landscape as rich, satisfying, and deeply natural as the ones left to us by Roman, English, and French gentlemen when they created the classic landscapes of Tuscany, the Cotswolds, and the Loire.