Status Report on Building Culture in Germany - Initial Situation and Recommendations
The report sees itself as a fact based analysis that provides information on the problems and future challenges facing the protagonists in the planning and building trades with regard to architecture and building culture in Germany. In formulating an evaliation and recommendations, the author in this role as independent consultant has been at liberty to emphasis certain features, placing greater emphasis on the future tasks rather than on the current situation. The ultimate goal of drafting a joint action plan that´s sanctioned by all of the protagonists was, however, never forgotten. The report is based on statements from institutions, interviews with experts from different building-related sectors, pblication analyses, theme-related evets over the past yers, in particular those staged in cooperation with the Architecture and Buolding Culture Initiative, as well as standardised surveys of experts and the public.
Shaping the Netherlands
2001 - 2004
As the third Netherland´s policy of architecture, it continues and updates the policy set out in the first two policy documents, and sharpens its focus. The two main themes running through the policy document are: ‘architecture is everyone’s business’ and ‘shaping the Netherlands’. The second theme, encompassing measures, recommendations and activities to get the nine projects off the ground, is easier to implement than the first.
A Policy on Architecture for Scotland
This document sets out the principles that underpin the Executive’s commitment to the promotion of good architecture and good building design and the actions we intend to take to encourage improvements in the quality of our buildings. The framework document established the context for policy development and set out why the executive has an interest in the quality of buildings and the built environment and the importance of building to its social, cultural, environmental and economic objectives. The document also set out the issues policy might address and the range of objectives and actions policy might embrace. What was set out in the framework document was strongly endorsed in the public consultation and there was broad support for the sentiments expressed.