These pages contain in-depth information to support built environment education. The materials reveal where the discussion about built environment education is going on at the moment, and what topics are being discussed.
Whilst searching for additional material it is worthwhile to have a glance at pages dealing with art education in general. Such pages can be found on sites owned by museums as well as private enterprises. Local information may be gleaned from city planning, public works, building permit supervision and corresponding sites.
Architecture exists all around us in a great variety of forms. People have dwellings, often also have leisure time dwellings, which come in all shapes and sizes. Schools, churches, city halls and other more or less public buildings perform as settings for many scenes in our lives. Amid walkways cities contain urban spaces, markets and parks while the countryside contains natural scenery.
Architecture cannot be isolated from other spheres of human activity, but rather it has connecting points with technology, art, politics and the economy. As technology advances and changes, that change is rapidly reflected upon architecture. Art is the mirror of culture, architecture reflects the values and ideals of culture. City planning decisions are also political decisions, and the process of creating architecture, construction, is a costly one.
In architecture ecology is discussed, as well as utilizing the results of sociological research in planning. Local circumstances are taken into account during the planning process. Biological and social conditions affect results. History itself can be read from the form and structure of the built environment.