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Architectural quality - a priority for the EU
The Council emphasises the importance of architectural quality in urban and rural environments in its resolution of 12 February 2001.
It encourages the Member States to make people more aware of and better
trained in appreciation of architectural culture and to promote architectural
quality through their public building policies.
The Community's activities to promote architecture largely take the
form of cultural cooperation, research and regional development.
Architectural quality is one of the prerequisites for the implementation of the Structural Funds, particularly in the case of the URBAN II initiative (2000-2006) on the economic and social regeneration of urban areas in crisis.
It is also one of the subjects which has been dealt with by the Commission since 1997 as part of its efforts to conduct an overall assessment of the socio-economic, environmental and cultural aspects of urban development, which are supplemented by an Urban Forum and an Expert Group on the Urban Environment.
|Last update: 03-05-2006|