Concern about "rather than natural" used in definition[edit source]

I'm a bit concerned about this sentence :-

"The built environment consists of the internal and external environment which is built (rather than natural), in which we live."

I.E. the "rather than natural" is I think a fairly false distinction :- while cities and settlements are significantly built by humans for human purposes :- they also remain "natural" systems in that other plants and animals continue to inhabit them, and indeed modify them and use them for their own purposes independent of humans (e.g. urban foxes, possums, birds, ...).

So:- quite happy with "built environment" as a high-level term, but just suggest rewording needed. --PatSunter 17:31, 20 May 2013 (PDT)

Yep - that might have been me, not sure. I think the intention is to distinguish the built environment from the general environment. Feel free to change it to something better! --Chriswaterguy 10:46, 22 May 2013 (PDT)

Image[edit source]

perhaps useful to include:

Vegetation zones with cities

KVDP (talk) 03:01, 12 January 2014 (PST)