Healthy Built Environment Forum Webinar- Place Standard – how good is our place?

February 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

We know that every development creates a place but what is seldom asked is whether or not that development has a positive, neutral or negative impact on the social, physical and cultural well-being of that community.  The presentation will briefly summarise the relationship between place development, empowerment, well-being and inequalities before introducing the Place Standard Tool. This tool is a flexible product that translates these complex public health and place making relationships into a simple tool that supports communities, organisations and businesses to work together and identify both the assets of a place and areas deemed priority for improvement, albeit within places that are well-established, undergoing change, or still being planned.

This event is being organized by the National Collaborating Centre on Environmental Health Healthy Built Environment in Canada Forum Webinar Series! The Place Standard Tool was developed in collaboration with NHS Health Scotland, Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Architecture and Design Scotland, and was launched in 2015. Today, it is applied across the vast majority of municipalities in Scotland and is supported by a national governance framework and a network of place standard leads in each municipality, both national parks and a number of leading organisations.

To learn more about this event and to register, visit the NCCEH website here