Get to grips with the Understanding Scottish Places and Place Standard tools
Event: Measuring Performance: Evidence to inform strategy
Date: 9 March 2016
Location: The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Cost: STP Members - Free | Non-members £50
Booking: By return of email or on the Towns Portal
Learn more about Understanding Scottish Places Toolkit and the Place Standard Tool in this practical half day workshop. Experts will guide you to use and develop these tools for your own place and to build an evidence base to inform strategy.
Understanding Scottish Places is an online platform for towns' practitioners and communities. It is designed to help us better understand the function of the towns that we live and work in and provides the opportunity to compare and contrast towns across Scotland.
USP combines a typology of Scottish towns and an assessment of inter-relationships to find towns from across Scotland which share socio-demographic characteristics and score similarly on an independence to dependence scale. It also houses a tool designed to help users gather locally available information about towns to complement the national data presented within USP.
The Place Standard is designed to support communities, public, private and third sectors, to work efficiently together, the Place Standard provides a framework to assess the quality of a place.
The tool supports collaborative working by providing a framework for structured conversations to occur, and allows participants to consider what action might be taken and to identify where their priorities lie. It enables the physical, social and environmental quality of a place to be evaluated in a structured way, but also, importantly, it aims to initiate positive conversations and collaborations between key groups and to identify areas where quality can be improved.
Book Now by return of email or on the Towns Portal