Planning and Architecture

First release of a Place Standard ‘App’

July 12, 2017 by No Comments | Category Uncategorized

The Place Standard App

An app for the Place Standard is now available to download for free for Android* or Apple* smartphones or tablets.

This is an important milestone in the development of the Place Standard tool. It is the result of design work by PAS, Scottish Government and Luma 3di Ltd.

The App should increase the accessibility and reach of the tool across many user groups.  But in particular for young people, several of whom have contributed during its development.  By referring to the App it should be possible to facilitate conversations that will bring together younger and older generations, allowing them to compare viewpoints about the places they inhabit.

This is the first release of the App for public download.  We are open to feedback because we intend to make further improvements, so your comments on clarity or usability are welcome. Please email them to

The App has been designed to integrate with the online tool. Groups can use either digital format and the results from both can be collated or analyzed together.

* Minimum operating system requirements: Android 4.1 and up; Apple iOS 9.1 or later

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Background on The Place Standard Tool

The Place Standard Tool was developed, and is being implemented, by NHS Health Scotland, the Scottish Government and Architecture and Design Scotland.

It recently enjoyed success in winning the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Award for Excellence in Planning for Wellbeing.

More information on the Place Standard can be found on the NHS Health Scotland website.

Keep up-to-date with the latest Place Standard news by following @ScotGovPlanning on Twitter. Join the conversation using #PlaceStandard


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