Conference on Architectural Policies: RE-USE ARCHITECTURE!


The Conference on architectural policies will bring together representatives of state and other administrative bodies responsible for architectural policies in European countries, architects, spatial planners and other experts in the fields related to, and crucial for their implementation. The thematic focus of the conference will be on re-use of architecture in a view of sustainable urban development, circular economy, prevention of urban sprawl by promoting rational land take and re-use of abandoned and somewhere devastated buildings or whole areas. During the conference, some case studies and examples of good practice will be presented, aiming to encourage further discussion as well as knowledge and experience exchange among participants. Also, this will be an opportunity for an overview of the implementation of the document ApolitikA 2013-2020 (Architectural Policies of the Republic of Croatia, 2013-2020) and discussion about architectural policies post-2020. Prior to the Conference, an informal half-day meeting of the Directors General responsible for architectural policies in European countries will be organized. The Conference Agenda includes the opening event of the thematic exhibition organized in cooperation with the Croatian Association of Architects (CAA). During the field trip to Rijeka (The European Capital of Culture), a guided tour of sites of re-used buildings and successfully renewed brownfield areas will be organized.