built environment


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Public Works and infrastructure also acknowledged that despite excellent work done players in the built environment industry also needed to be more progressive towards ensuring transformation.
"With the RICS World Built Environment Forum Summit 2019, we will bring together international thought leaders, practitioners, and policymakers to explore the transformative impact of digitalization on business models and the future of investments in the real estate and construction industry," said Myles, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, RICS.
How can Dubai's built environment contribute to energy efficiency and savings?
Many studies have explored the relationship between built environment and travel behavior [19-23], in an attempt to guide urban planning practice to reduce automobile dependence and related environment and social costs [24].
Acceptance of new and innovative ideas in the process of urban planning is a new challenge for the development of the sustainable built environment (Zavadskas, Antucheviciene 2006; Viteikiene, Zavadskas 2007; Kaklauskas et al.
His other experience includes being chairman of the Royal Town Planning Institute's Urban Design Panel, a CABE Built Environment Expert and a member of the national Housing Design Awards judging panel.
Chapter 1 (authors: Arturas Kaklauskas and Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas) focuses on multiple criteria analysis of the life cycle of the built environment. Chapter2 "Facilities Management" (author: Natalija Lepkova) presents the following aspects: the origin and analysis of the definition of facilities management; facilities management goals and tasks; and the facilities management process.
The "Built Environment Assessment Tool Manual" is designed to aid public health workers in measuring the core features and qualities of the built environment as they relate to health behaviors, such as walking, biking and other types of physical activity.
Addressing the recent Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan, former Titan America CEO and past Portland Cement Association Chairman Aris Papadopoulos traced the developed world's failure to create a disaster-resilient built environment to government and market forces.
A NEW group to support firms on Teesside working in the region's built environment is looking for more members.
These best practices cannot be implemented effectively if the graduates of built environment are not taught these standards of operation and more importantly, made aware of the consequences of ignoring or failing to meet the minimum standards for sustaining the environment [2].
It's so diverse and embraces those different disciplines that go to create our built environment." This professional diversity lies at the heart of her approach to attracting young people into the construction industry.