Built capital is the infrastructure that helps people obtain their basic needs, such as shelter, access to clean water, healthy food, and a supply of energy.
When we are building communities, it is important to recognize our natural assets and maximize upon their potential. When trying to invest in its natural capital, the community can focus attention to
- To improve utilization of natural resources
- To preserve and enhance the beauty of nature by organizing and utilizing trails and parks
- To protect the environment and improve the services that nature provides.
This is the introduction to a series of articles that will define the capitals and provide indicators, geographies, and characteristics through a Community Building Toolkit. The toolkit aims to help identify forms of capital in the community, understand how capital is invested, and educate the community so they are better equipped to form plans of action.