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NUMBER OF POLICIES ISSUED EACH YEAR

2013

ApolitikA - National Guidelines for Quality and Culture of Building

Croatia

2013 - 2020

The initiative for the development and adoption of the document on Architectural policies was launched by the Department of Architects of the Croatian Chamber of Architects and Civil Engineers in Construction and the Association of Croatian Architects at the 1st Congress of Croatian Architects in 2004, and was continued at the 2nd Congress of Croatian Architects in 2007. Within the context of the 3rd Congress of Croatian Architects “Apolitika 2013” held in 2010, guidelines for the development of a Croatian architectural policy were promoted, and work on defining and developing the document began. Recognition of the role of architecture in terms of its cultural, aesthetic and social value led to the signing of a common Statement by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction, the Physical Planning Council of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian Chamber of Architects, and the Association of Croatian Architects. With this Statement they committed to promote and actively participate in activities related to the adoption of the document, whereby the creation of a national platform was initiated. The Architectural policies document, which states the public interest in the quality of the overall built environment, will necessarily be integrated into policy as a catalyst in the process of sustainable develoment, and become part of the concern for the public space, the advancement of design values founded on local specificities, the protection of health, the climate and security.

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Architecture and Building Culture Policy of the Czech Chamber of Architects

Czech Republic

2013

This document was created as a professional basis for the elaboration of a draft policy of development of building culture (architecture) and expresses the position of the Czech Chamber of Architects. The document is based on the Building Culture Analysis prepared for the Ministry for Regional Development. Building culture determines the built environment for humans and thus significantly affects the quality of life. Architecture and building culture is therefore an issue that the state must address and be firmly anchored in the decision-making system. Caring for architecture and building culture will ensure good social, economic, environmental and cultural conditions for present and future generations.

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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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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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Action Agenda for Architecture and Spatial Design: Building on the Strength of Design

Netherlands

2013 - 2016

The agenda sets out initiatives and tools that the national government in the Netherlands wants to use to strengthen the position of designs and designers.The thrust of policy is directed towards ensuring that architecture and spatial design make an excellent and effective contribution to the spatial and cultural development of the Netherlands and, partly as a result of that, to strengthening the country’s international economic position (investment climate, exports and competitive position). By making this effort, the Cabinet wants to help assure the existence of an architecture and spatial design sector that is and remains economically vital, socially relevant and culturally innovative.

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Architecture and Politics An architectural policy for Sweden

Sweden

2010 - 2015

Through its publication Architecture and Politics, the Swedish Association of Architects plots the bearings for such a policy. An architectural policy starts with a vision but is to no less a degree a tool for continous development. With this publication we seek to open a dialogue on how we in Sweden can develop the vision of a sustainable society with high quality of life. We hope too thatthis publication will help to define the steps along the way.

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