Architectural policy without politics. How can cities benefit from the freedom of creative thought?
One of the main strategic objectives of architectural policy is to create an attractive urban environment and improve the quality of architecture. To this end, architects have to take the lead in developing an urban planning agenda. However, too often, the professional values of architects are trumped by the pragmatic approach of clients, developers, and even city administration officials.
● How to improve the public standing of architects?
● How to ensure fruitful dialogue between the city administration, developers, and the architecture community?
● Can the practice of architectural and urban design competitions serve as a tool to boost the involvement of architects in setting out an urban development agenda?