RIAI Research and Policy: National Policy on Architecture

Places for People - The National Policy on Architecture

The National Policy on Architecture promotes the power of architecture and design to bring about a more sustainable society.

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, launched on May 18, 2022, the Government’s new National Policy on Architecture, following its recent approval by cabinet. The new policy, ‘Places for People’ will boost public engagement with architecture, empower the architectural profession, especially within the public service, raise design quality, and improve data and research on our built environment, for better outcomes in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

‘Places for People’ also asserts the need to support architects and built environment professionals to work together to achieve a high quality living environment for everyone, bringing economic, social and environmental benefits to cities, towns, and rural communities across Ireland through the delivery of sustainable, high-quality buildings and public spaces.

Published: May 2022