Grand Old Suburbia
The built environment is everything that is not natural. The built environment is a reorganization of the world by human consciousness. I live and am immersed almost completely in the built environment. How can it not affect who I am?
Of course an environment can have a plethora of different meanings. Man has built many things: houses, societies, civilizations.
build bɪld - Show Spelled Pronunciation[bild] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation verb, built or (Archaic ) build•ed; build•ing; noun
–verb (used with object)
1. to construct (esp. something complex) by assembling and joining parts or materials: to build a house.
2. to establish, increase, or strengthen (often fol. by up): to build a business; to build up one's hopes.
3. to mold, form, or create: to build boys into men.
4. to base; found: a relationship built on trust.
Is the environment physical, as in the buildings around me? Does it include the metaphysical, as in the society in which I live?