Making Place 2019
Since its creation, the Place Standard tool has been adopted across Europe from Denmark and the Netherlands to North Macedonia and Turkey. The following eight videos compare the experiences of groups using Place Standard Tool in Scotland and in European Cities.
This series of interviews were recorded and exhibited at the inaugural Making Place 2019 conference in June 2019 – arising from the World Health Organisation European Healthy Cities programme. Each video is a two minute introduction to how the Place Standard tool was applied in a local community, discussing the impact of using the tool and lesson learned from the experience.
The following participants share their experiences:
|Jude Barber||Director and Architect Collective Architecture, Glasgow|
|Julie Robertson||Planning Officer, Dundee City Council|
|Iain McDiarmid and Neil Grant||Shetland Islands Council|
|Diane Strachan||Kincardine and Mearns Area Project Officer, Aberdeenshire Council|
|Samantha Somers||Community Planning Officer, Argyll and Bute Council|
|Jūratė Jackytė||WHO Healthy City Project Coordinator for Kaunas, Lithuania|
|Dragan Gjorgjev||Coordinator of the Place Standard project in North Macedonia|
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gül Sayan Atanur||Member of the Advisory Committee of Turkish Healthy Cities Association|
The four themes of the Making Place 2019 conference linked key aspects of place-based approaches addressed by Place Standard and demonstrated in these examples, these included:
Physical Environment – Demonstrating how place based approaches and/or tools link diverse physical environments and the wider geographical boundaries of communities. Showing how those differences and variations are managed to ensure the priorities of the community are identified, prioritised and acted on.
Social Environment – Highlighting empowerment opportunities for communities when using a place based approach and/or tools to develop resilience, build capacity and engagement across different neighbourhoods, cultures, life stages and populations where services have previously failed to engage successfully.
Language & Culture – Demonstrating how place based approaches enable communities and professionals to develop a shared vision and purpose via the dialogue and structure offered when utilising structured place making processes and tools such as the Place Standard.
Design Environment – Highlighting how place based approaches and/or tools enable, at the design stage of a project, greater participation with consideration for the impact on the wider environment and those communities affected by the design.
Jude Barber – Director and Architect Collective Architecture
Julie Robertson – Planning Officer, Dundee City Council
Iain McDiarmid and Neil Grant – Shetland Islands Council
Diane Strachan – Kincardine and Mearns Area Project Officer, Aberdeenshire Council
Samantha Somers – Community Planning Officer, Argyll and Bute Council
Jūratė Jackytė – WHO Healthy City Project Coordinator for Kaunas, Lithuania
Dragan Gjorgjev – Coordinators of the Place Standard project in North Macedonia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gül Sayan Atanur – Member of the Advisory Committee of Turkish Healthy Cities Association
(This post was updated in June 2019)