Case Study: Place Standard in Planning – City District scale

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Case studies are organised around the scale at which the Place Standard Tool has been applied by the groups involved.  The case studies in this section focus on working across the reach of at the scale of a city district.

Hear from those involved their rational for using the tool, their methods and approach to empowering local communities, the impact this has had and their lessons learned.

Download this Case Study to find out more about how the tool has been used to address issues specific to City Districts. This includes two imaginative examples of engagement: imagery used with Place Standard themes to engage non-English speakers in Dundee and a giant wheel used on street corners in Leith. 

What is the Place Standard?

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 (for example its buildings, spaces, and transport links) as well as the social aspects (for example whether people feel they have a say in decision making).

Access the Place Standard tool (web version) here.

The tool provides prompts for discussions, allowing you to consider all the elements of a place in a methodical way. The tool pinpoints the assets of a place as well as areas where a place could improve.

The Place Standard can benefit all new and existing communities and can also help tackle health inequalities.

The tool has been built jointly by NHS Health Scotland, the Scottish Government and Architecture & Design Scotland.

(This post was updated in July 2018)

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