'The purpose of the Place Standard is to support the delivery of high quality places in Scotland and to maximise the potential of the physical and social environment in supporting health, wellbeing and a high quality of life. It will do this by articulating what makes a good, sustainable place and setting a framework for processes which deliver places of high quality.'
The Place Standard tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place. It allows you to think about the physical elements of a place (e.g. its buildings, spaces, and transport links) as well as the social aspects (e.g. whether people feel they have a say in decision making).
The tool provides prompts for discussions, allowing you to consider all the elements of place in a methodical way. The tool pinpoints the assets of a place as well as areas where a place could improve.
Try it for yourself and check out the Place Standard Guide here.
Place Standard case studies by Carnegie UK Trust are available here.