New architectural policy programme emphasises the ability of architecture to support wellbeing and societal sustainability

20.1.2022 10.04
Vellamo TSR. Photo: City of Kotka
Architecture affects the wellbeing of people and nature in significant ways. Good architecture and design stand the test of time and can be converted into new use if necessary. These are key themes in Finland’s new architectural policy programme. The programme sets out objectives and measures for developing the sustainability of the built environment comprehensively between 2022 and 2035.

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New architectural policy programme emphasises the ability of architecture to support wellbeing and societal sustainability

20.1.2022 10.04
Vellamo TSR. Photo: City of Kotka
Architecture affects the wellbeing of people and nature in significant ways. Good architecture and design stand the test of time and can be converted into new use if necessary. These are key themes in Finland’s new architectural policy programme. The programme sets out objectives and measures for developing the sustainability of the built environment comprehensively between 2022 and 2035.

EU environment and climate ministers to discuss climate package

17.12.2021 13.18
The EU ministers responsible for the environment and climate change issues will meet in Brussels on 20 December to discuss the EU’s climate package (Fit for 55 package), the Battery Regulation and the Soil Strategy. State Secretary Terhi Lehtonen will represent Finland at the meeting.

Government Report on Housing Policy to Parliament
Good and affordable housing for everybody

16.12.2021 14.44
Kuva: Mikael Ahlfors
On 16 December, the Government submitted a report to Parliament on the development of housing policy. The report summarises the principles and objectives for housing policy and presents solutions to housing challenges for the years to come. The housing policy development programme aims to provide good and affordable housing for everybody. The key objective of the development programme, implemented in 2021–2028, is to promote a long-term perspective in housing policy.