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.
Resolution on the Inventory of Guidelines for Lithuanian Architecture
In 2005, the government passed the Resolution on the Inventory of Guidelines for Lithuanian Architecture. The Guidelines define the main architectural policy objectives, implementation policy, and the role and importance of architecture in a social, educational, economic and cultural context.
Architecture and Belvedere Policy
2005 - 2008
The Action Programme on Spatial Planning and Culture focuses on cultural features in spatial planning by increasing the involvement of the design disciplines in spatial planning and by bringing cultural history to bear on development. The main objective of the Action Programme on Spatial Planning and Culture is to improve the spatial quality of our buildings, villages, cities and landscapes. The action programme combines architecture policy and the Belvedere policy (aimed at strengthening the influence cultural history has on spatial planning) and is a step towards increasing the volume and consistency of cultural policy input in spatial development policy. Linking the architecture and Belvedere policies in a single programme will reinforce the basis for cultural objectives in spatial policy and broaden interministerial cooperation.
A Policy on Architecture for Scotland- Progress Report 2005
A central aim of the policy on architecture is to encourage a greater public interest in the built environment and to raise awareness of its importance in the cultural life of Scotland. One of the key objectives of the policy on architecture was to ensure that the planning and building standards systems and their associated processes both promote and facilitate high quality in development.