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Austrian Federal Guidelines for Building Culture

Austria

2017

The Third Austrian Building Culture Report builds upon the foundations of the first and second reports, but the perspective of the study has changed. Rather than recommending steps leading from an observation of the current situation to a better future, it challenges readers to envision the current situation from the perspective of critical future scenarios. The narrative content sketched here was derived methodologically from a broad-based review of expert opinions on political, social, cultural, and economic trends. To create manageable scenarios, the authors first identified and delimited content that is especially important for building culture in Austria. To this end, policy areas characterized by an intense utilization of resources were defined, an aspect that also makes them important to the overall development of Austria.

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GWMSTR Creating space for people and nature

Belgium

2017 - 2020

The aim of the post of Vlaams Bouwmeester is to promote the architectural quality of the built environment, understood as a synthesis of qualities in terms of urban environment, use and perception, image quality, building technology, energy, cost management and so on. This commitment is demonstrated in the support of principals in public and semi-public projects for the design and construction of buildings, public space, landscape and infrastructure, and always related to the changing social challenges and from a cross-sectional perspective of collaboration with players and sectors involved.

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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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The International Cultural Panel: Strategy 2017 - 2020

Denmark

2017

The policy plan follows upon an investigation of the international cultural policy for the 2009-2014 period by the Policy and Evaluations Operation Department (IOB) and advice from the Council for Culture. Key points of the international cultural policy for the 2017-2020 period are: greater appreciation for the intrinsic and social significance of culture, greater emphasis on the importance of exchange, networks and reciprocity, a cohesive and integral approach to other countries, emphasis on the connecting role of culture and support for cultural diplomacy worldwide.

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Architecture Policy for Copenhagen 2017 - 2025

Denmark

2017 - 2025

This policy invites developers, residents and all those involved in the city to help to create buildings and public spaces that put people first and so contribute to the quality of life in our city.

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Report of the Expert Group on Spatial Creation

Estonia

2017 - 2018

The Spatial Creation Expert Group worked at the State Chancellery from July 2017 to September 2018. The task of the expert group was to investigate the state of spatial creation in the country's public sector and to make proposals for improvement. The aim of the expert group was to identify the decision-making processes that influence the shaping and direction of the country's spatial development and living environment and to develop the necessary policy proposals for the development of the sector.

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Kuopio Architecture Program Apoli

Finland

2017

This program is based on the Kuopio Architecture Policy Program 2007. The background is also the Council of State Architectural Policy of 1998. The architectural policy program of the Province of Eastern Finland and programs of other cities.

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Provisions Relating to the Freedom of Creation and Artistic Creation

France

2017

Law n ° 2016-925 of July 7th, 2016 relative to the freedom of the creation, the architecture and the inheritance.

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Baukultur Report City and Village 2016/2017

Germany

2016 - 2017

The Baukultur Report 2016/17 “City and Village” focuses on small and medium-sized urban spaces and rural areas. It builds upon its predecessor and likewise contains recommendations for action to increase Baukultur. It was presented to the public for the first time at the Convention of Baukultur, held in Potsdam from 3 to 5 November 2016. The Baukultur Report, with its recommendations for action, is aimed at all those involved in planning and building, so as to remedy deficits and make optimal use of recognised potentials. Besides general recommendations for action, in particular the public sector – that is, the federal government, states, and municipalities –, private building owners, and the housing and real estate industry as well as professional chambers and associations are addressed. The Federal Foundation of Baukultur and the various Baukultur initiatives are also charged with resolutely expanding the network and, in so doing, strengthening Baukultur.

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Icelandic Government Policy of Architecture

Iceland

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.

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Cultural Policy Guidelines 2014-2020 Creative Latvia
Architecture Industry Strategy

Latvia

2015 - 2020

The purpose of this policy is to create the necessary conditions for the creation and sustainability of a quality living space based on high quality architecture, to strengthen the national identity of a country through the use of architectural values, resources and competences, to engage and educate public, as well as representation of the interests of all groups, to promote of the competitiveness of the architectural industry, improvement of its legal framework, creation of favorable conditions for creative business and export of architectural services.

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Architecture for People - The architectural policy of Slovenia

Slovenia

2017

A new architectural policy is to improve the social responsibility of developments and for a higher quality of life. The strategic document “Architectural Policy. Architecture for the people” will allow us to introduce a European cultural policy for architecture and at the same time, establish a framework for an extensive discussion on the national architectural policy.

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