A person’s physical environment does not only heavily influence
but in a larger sense, shapes one’s identity. The cumulative
identity of many
individuals in a particular place, in turn, shapes our culture.
neighborhoods and societies are created by designers, architects,
developers working towards particular goals and with varied agendas.
sense, the belief systems of these individuals, for better or
worse, may shape the
belief systems of those who live and work in an environment. Analyzing
connection between a person and his or her environment reveals
thoughtful building and community design can ultimately result
in a stronger