Case Study: Place Standard in Planning – Neighbourhood Scale

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Place Standard in Planning: Architecture and Design Scotland has developed a series of Case Studies to illustrate how the Place Standard tool has been used. The case studies also provide information about the perceptions of, and knowledge gained in using the tool.

Each case study demonstrates how the Place Standard has been used including spatial planning, community planning, design and development.

The practitioners and organisations featured explain their reasons for using the tool, the methods
they applied when doing so, their approach to empowering local communities and the impact that this has had. They also share their perceptions of the tool, the knowledge gained in using it, as well any valuable lessons learned and worth sharing with others.

Download this Case Study to read about some of the more in-depth work and how community empowerment in planning is being carried out using the Place Standard at a neighbourhood scale. These case studies demonstrate the use of the tool in a number of ways and for a range of purposes: 

• As part of a design charrette to develop a community-led regeneration brief for East Pollokshields, Glasgow

• In a ‘grassroots’ consultation to guide priorities for a Community Council in Perth & Kinross 

• As a framework for a learning workshop to share experiences of regeneration in a GoWell study area of Glasgow

• Embedded in local authority engagement to inform spatial policy for neighbourhoods across Edinburgh.

Benefits for the respective communities have been manifold: getting a range of people – including young people and those from ethnic minorities – involved in planning; identifying gaps and prioritising areas for improvement, and using the structure and accessibility of the tool as a mechanism to share learning. 

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