Current literature in built environmental assessment dealt, on the one hand, with measures of typicality, familiarity and novelty, to assess cognitive evaluation, and on the other hand with preference and interest scales, to assess affective appraisal. Findings stressed that the environmental affective appraisal, particularly preference and typicality judgements, could be dependent on factors such as: subject characteristics: age, traits of personality, vocational training, place of residence; environmental attributes: built or natural environment, presence of water and vegetation, brightness, colour, noise level; individual-environment interaction: relationship between individual goals and environmental affordance, environmental functionality, environmental crowding.