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Last edited 18 Dec 2020
In broad terms, a society is a group of individuals who are engaged in social interaction or who share the same territory. Members of society are often subject to the same political, economic, institutional and cultural environment, conditions and expectations.
The built environment is often the setting within which a society exists. The term ‘built environment’ refers to aspects of our surroundings that are built by humans, that is, distinguished from the natural environment. It includes not only buildings, but the human-made spaces between buildings, such as parks, and the infrastructure that supports the activity of societies such as transportation networks, utilities networks, flood defences, telecommunications, and so on.
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