The Place Standard is a way of assessing places. Whether the place is well-established, undergoing change, or is still being planned, the tool can help you.
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 open spaces and transport links) as well as the social aspects (for example whether people feel they have a say in decision making). Research shows that the way places function, look and feel can influence our health and wellbeing. 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 is a tool that is used to assess the quality of a place. It can assess places that are well established, undergoing change, or still being planned.
The tool can also help people to identify their priorities for a particular place. The tool is simple and free to use. It consists of 14 questions which cover both the physical and social elements of a place. We have provided prompts to help you answer the questions. When you have answered all 14 questions, you plot the results on a simple diagram (as shown on the previous page)