Welcome to Our Place.
'Place' can have an enormous influence on the quality of our lives and our impact on our environment.
Our Place is a site devoted to promoting the benefits of place and place-based working, developed by the partners behind the Place Standard tool.
We have information, tools and resources to help support the development of places and services that improve our health, our prosperity, our quality of life and protect our environment. But we want Our Place to develop as a collaborative space with contributions from many perspectives.
If you have learning and resources you would like to see as part of Our Place then contact us and help to translate the benefits of place into positive outcomes for people and the planet.
Our Place is a place for everyone.
What is 'Place'?
Place can mean many things to people but it's perhaps most easily understood as the physical environment around us, the people within that environment (the social environment) and the interaction of the two, the physical place and people.
Watch our animation to find out how place affects our lives and how place-based approaches can lead to better outcomes for people and the environment.
New! - Place Standard Tool Inclusive Communication Toolkit
Inclusive communication includes as many people as possible in any communication and through any channel – in person, on the phone, online or on paper. This guide and the resources further down on the page will help you access this in an effective way.
The Place Standard tool with a Climate Lens
A new Climate Lens is now available for the Place Standard tool. This new resource offers the opportunity to consider climate change and how it will impact on health and wellbeing and Scotland’s places.
It builds on the core Place Standard tool and is designed to support a joined up, collaborative, and participative approach to climate action within a place.
The Place Based Framework
The Place Based Framework builds on existing good work across Scotland to provide a mechanism for how place-based working can be implemented effectively.
The simple goal is to make sure that efforts, investments and resources are brought together for the greatest overall benefit.
People in Place
Getting involved with place-based work can take different forms depending on issues like our interests, capacity and experience.
Find out more on how key groups can play important roles and take positive action on place.
Communities and Third Sector
Our Place - A Place for Everyone
Understanding place is complex- it involves everyone and everywhere.
And so Our Place wants to be a place for everyone. We want to share information, learning, resources and views from everyone involved in place and place-based approaches.
If you have something you think could be included on Our Place then we want to hear from you. You can click the link below to get in touch and help to increase the impact of place to transform lives and support the environment.
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