National Architecture Policy

This article in the Australian Design Review reflects on the recently formed Foundation for Australian Architecture and the need for policy in this area.  The article refers to Denmark’s architecture policy as one that “acknowledges architecture’s value creation and contribution to growth and employment. It covers the vast scope of architectural contribution to the country’s economy, from social and cultural development to: behavioural regulation; sustainable development; innovation in interdisciplinary technologies; and construction industry productivity. It proffers economic benefits that Australian policy makers might even respond to”.  A policy of this kind is what we need here in Australia as a key plank of an overarching national design policy that would show leadership in this pivotal area for future growth.