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2009

Architecture Notes

Belgium

2009

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Architectural Policy Program in Turku

Finland

2009

An architectural policy program has been prepared for Turku as part of the Capital of Culture 2011 project. The program covers the city's objectives and policies to improve the quality of the built environment. The aim is to make Turku a better and more attractive European modern urban environment with a history. The program was approved by the City Council in February 2009.

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Government Policy on Architecture

Ireland

2009 - 2015

The Government Policy on Architecture 2009-2015 was launched in October 2009 and provides the appropriate framework for architectural policy up to 2015 and beyond and is led centrally by Built Heritage and Architectural Policy. The policy places an emphasis on sustainable development of the environment and urban design, incorporates architectural heritage in a holistic integrated manner, and encourages and supports high quality modern architecture. The policy complements and supports the Government’s wider economic strategy within the Programme for Government in areas such as built environment research and quality place-making.

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GPA Annual Report 2009-2010

Ireland

2009

The Government through this policy on architecture and the built environment seeks to promote awareness and understanding of the contribution of good design to the daily life and well-being of society as a whole. High quality design, whether in the details of the buildings we work in, or in the spaces and places that we share socially, should not be viewed as a luxury, achievable on a one-off basis. The realisation of good architecture is fundamentally about much more than individual buildings. It must also concern itself with the realisation of an acceptable human environment for all. The key priorities for 2010 were the on-going establishment of the Government Policy on Architecture Advisory Committee (GPAAC) and the supporting DEHLG GPA Implementation Group, GPA IG. A meeting had taken place with key partners/ stakeholders and the initial 20 priority actions had been identified from the overall 45 to begin implementation in 2010. These priority actions will be initiated over the first two years and deal with specific areas such as built environment research, public awareness, policy development in urban design and sustainable development.

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Framework Law on Architectural Quality

Italy

2009

The present bill, in the context of the institutional tasks assigned to its care administration, related to the promotion of architectural and urban culture, arises the objective of drawing the attention of citizens, institutions, professionals and all those who work in the sector, on the subject of the quality of architecture, urban planning, and urban spaces and the territory and the achievement of higher standards of design and realization of public works and infrastructures, able to contribute to the safeguarding the landscape and improving the quality of life of the community. Faced with the compromise of the territory and its widespread landscape and environmental values now in much of the country, the result of recent architectural and urban interventions, is It is essential to reaffirm the cultural value of architecture, recognizing its role fundamental in the area of ​​correct land management and in the definition of contexts historical, environmental and social.

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Architecture Policy Guidelines 2009 - 2015

Latvia

2009 - 2015

The Architecture Policy Guidelines are a medium-term planning document, which determines the State architecture policy for the subsequent seven years, comprising the time period from 2009-2015. The Guidelines comprise the main principles, objectives, the results of the policy to be achieved and the preferable action directions for the achievement thereof. The purpose of this document is to specify more precisely the role and significance of architecture in sustainable development of the State.

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Architecture.now. Norwegian Architectural Policy

Norway

2009

There is a need for a new, comprehensive architectural policy. The Government’s Architectural Policy lays down a broad definition. This document describes three main challenges facing architecture: sustainability and climate, change and transformation, knowledge and innovation. With this as a background, the Government presents a complete overview of existing and planned measures and initiatives being implemented nationally to promote good architecture. This architectural policy document is intended to help and encourage coordination and collaboration across administrative boundaries, so as to strengthen the overall effort and make it more efficient. The document is intended as a tool to strengthen the quality - and awareness - of architecture and our physical surroundings and to make evident the combined and total national field of architecture.

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World Class Places: The Government’s strategy for improving quality of place

United Kingdom

2009

The way places and buildings are planned, designed and looked after matters to all of us in countless ways. The built environment can be a source of everyday joy or everyday misery. It is an important influence on crime, health, education, inclusion, community cohesion and well-being. This strategy lays out how the Government will, over the next months and years, build on our record and do more to help create great places to live, work and bring up a family.

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