Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
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Commission for Architecture and the Built Environmenta body corporate charged with the promotion of education and high standards in, and understanding and appreciation of architecture, and the design, management and maintenance of the built environment. Among its many powers, the Commission may provide advice (whether or not it is requested to do so), provide financial assistance, carry out or support the carrying out of research or commission works of art. For these purposes the built environment includes any structure or area built or designed for human use (such as squares, parks and recreation areas) and any area available for public use which is in the vicinity of such a structure or within or in the vicinity of such an area.
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