ApolitikA - National Guidelines for Quality and Culture of Building


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.


Danish Architectural Policy - Putting People First



Architecture is for people. It sets the framework for our lives and it affects us with its values and ideals.

The architectural policy has been developed in close cooperation between a number of ministries and stakeholders. It launches 64 specific initiatives in different ministerial fields of responsibility. The policy was presented at an event in February 2014.

Some of the initiatives in "Putting People First" focus on strengthening citizens’ experience of architecture and their participation in democratic processes. Other initiatives focus on how architecture can promote sustainability and quality of life - environmentally, socially, and culturally. Other initiatives are focused on education and innovation, on architecture as a growth industry and on Danish architecture’s international potential.


Strategy for pre-school children's encounter with art and culture



Art and culture should be a part of children's and young people's life from a very early age. This is why these three separate strategies for pre-school children's, schoolchildren's and young people's encounter with art and culture have been presented. They are intended to be an inspiration for the adults who work with pre-school children, schoolchildren and young people. There are many common elements for the pre-school children and the schoolchildren, while the young people have greater needs for self-organisation and for using their own initiative. Children’s institutions, schools and youth education programmes are located under the auspices of the municipalities. It is, to a large extent, the municipalities that prioritise culture and children and young people's possibilities of development and learning. The three strategies provide new opportunities, which should be seen in connection with the opportunities for experiences for children and young people that already exist. They provide ideas for establishing more options that have been developed in individual municipalities with good results. Furthermore, for a number of the proposals, co-funding can be granted over a four-year period. The idea is to provide inspiration for a specific focus on children's and young people's encounter with art and to contribute to initiatives being launched and developed locally and then carried on under the auspices of the municipalities as their active culture policy for children and young people.


Doping in Denmark - A White Book




Baukultur report Built Living Spaces of the Future – Focus City 2014/15


2014 - 2015

During the work on the Baukultur Report 2014/15, the meaning of Baukultur as perceived by the population and municipal administrations alike was determined with the help of a survey. <br>Overall, the population values a built environment that is well looked after, and sees this as the key task of Baukultur, in particular with regard to historic buildings. Local authority personnel responsible for Baukultur place great emphasis on the conservation and upkeep of valuable historic buildings, but primarily associate Baukultur with aesthetic qualities and with the creation of identity. By contrast, people in small communities more commonly associate the term Baukultur with the maintenance / refurbishment of old or historic buildings, while in large cities people primarily associate town 29 year-olds, the term Baukultur needs to be explained – they cannot imagine what the term m / urban planning and design with the term. However, for one fifth of 18 toight refer to </p><p>For local authorities, some of the most important criteria of Baukultur include local identity, design quality, the conservation and upkeep of high-quality historic buildings,manship. To date, technical innovations, integrated development, flexible and adaptable structures, or social aspects and high-quality work are not associated with Baukultur by local authorities.


Icelandic Government Policy of Architecture


2014 - 2018

The first national design strategy for Iceland will enhance the importance of design in all conception, development, and manufacture of products, with the aim of strengthening Icelandic companies’ competitive position and increasing value creation.

Prepared by a work group put together by The Ministry of Industries and Innovation and the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, the design strategy discusses the role of design in the Icelandic society in the following three categories:

Education and knowledge to develop, promote and strengthen design education

Work and support environment to increase professional emphasis, simplify solutions, and encourage initiatives.

Promotion to instruct, promote and exhibit Icelandic design projects locally and internationally.


Government Policy on Architecture


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.


Architecture Policy Guidelines 2009 - 2015


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.


Guidelines for Urban Restoration




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


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.


Architecture and Politics An architectural policy for 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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