Built Environment What does the built environment mean to us?

Our built environments have an impact on our physical activity levels, access to opportunities including healthy food, lifestyle choices and behaviors. Research from around the world now shows that we can improve health and quality of life through different planning approaches to our communities. Our interaction with buildings, parks, road systems, schools, and other infrastructure that we encounter in our daily lives ultimately affects health and well-being. We change the way we build man-made environments in order to improve our quality of life.