The principal objective of this Policy, entitled “Architecture and Quality of Life”, is to make politicians, decision-makers and the professionals themselves aware of the pressing need to bring together major political goals that encompass economic progress and competitivity on the one hand and sustainability on the other, all relating to the quality of life.
Architecture Action Plan 2004 - 2008
2004 - 2008
This Architectural Policy Action Plan is the first comprehensive approach to the activities that are necessary to create and maintain a high quality built environment in Estonia. Therefore it is the plan of action is inevitably topical in nature and is due in due course for review. At the same time, the Action Plan contains important principles and guidelines for longer period. Estonian Architectural Policy Program and the specific action plan for 2004-2008 will provide a meaningful basis for infrastructure development and impact on urban environmenr covering and affecting the whole Estonian physical environment, continued growth in the environment and ensure public involvement in the development of architectue.
Action on Architecture
2002 - 2005
Government Policy on Architecture aims to place architecture higher on the political and cultural agenda and in so doing to remove impediments to the achievement of a built environment of good quality. While a Government Policy on Architecture cannot, by itself, deliver good architecture, it can: recognise the social and cultural importance of architecture in society promote improvement in the quality of the built environment, by fostering conditions conducive to the production of good architecture and the protection of the architectural heritage, and by stimulating improved practice in both the public and private sectors promote the concept of sustainability in design, construction, operation, maintenance and improvement of buildings set an example for the community at large by the quality of what the State builds, and the care it displays towards the buildings it inherits promote high standards of environmental provision in local government, semi-State and private sectors through legislation, regulation and financial measures as appropriate help to create and sustain an ethos that values quality in buildings through education and encouragement.
Pour une politique architecturale
Following the presentation of this program by the Ministry of Culture to the press, here is the text elaborated by the interdepartmental and inter-professional group entitled "For an architectural policy", as it was approved by the Council of the Government on June 11, 2004 .
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.