Baukultur creates and ensures quality of life. It therefore affects all people, because they are influenced, shaped and changed by the built or designed environment. Also in economic terms are by far the largest cost of living or Investments in life of the Austrians these in the term "Baukultur". Above all, the residential and operating costs, but also the creation of built property or private garden. Around 70% of the total Austrian Fixed assets are spent on buildings or real estate, spending about 90% of our time in buildings. Currently Baukultur is not perceived as a cross-sectional matter. F</span>or the political eecision-making processes would therefore be much more aware of building culture than to recognize and coordinate intersectoral social concerns. Baukultur concerns everyone!</p>
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.
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.
Architecture and the Built Environment for Northern Ireland
The policy incorporates an ambitious action plan endorsed by Government departments. The aim is to ensure best value from public expenditure while targeting capital investment towards enhancing the visual landscape and improving the quality of life now and for future generations. The aim of this comprehensive policy statement on architecture and the built environment is to help the people of Northern Ireland build an environment that is sustainable and life-enhancing for the whole population including our children, young people, the elderly and people with disabilities.