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Built Environments

The term built environment refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings and parks or green space to neighborhoods and cities that can often include their supporting infrastructure, such as water supply, or energy networks.

 

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  • Daylighting Video - CLEAN Featured Video Daylighting Video - CLEAN

    SUMMARY Video length: 2:44 mins Selected for the CLEAN Collection This video introduces the concept of daylighting - the use of windows or skylights for natural... More »

  • Role Playing - NYC Case Study Featured Case Study Role Playing - NYC Case Study Role Playing - NYC Case Study

    SUMMARY Students will apply a role-playing activity to explore the challenges facing climate change planning in New York City.  Radley Horton, lead climate scientist... More »

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