The Bartlett School of Planning


Place Alliance launches new report "Place Value and the Ladder of Place Quality"

12 April 2019

Place Alliance has launched its latest report:"Place Value and the Ladder of Place Quality"

Front cover of Place Alliance's report 'the Ladder of Place Quality'

The Place Alliance was established in 2014. Initially it aimed to encourage collaboration, communication and collective leadership in the cause of better place quality. Increasingly it has developed a campaigning role and does this through direct engagement and the dissemination of targeted research and thought leadership to key governmental, professional and community audiences. The Place Alliance provides a forum for its supporters to come together, debate and work towards raising the national consciousness regarding the importance of place quality.

At Big Meet 9 Place Alliance released a guide for decision making about the built environment, supported by the Design Network.

Based on a systematic review of robust research evidence, the report demonstrates both how better designed places deliver substantial economic, social, environmental and health benefits to local populations, but also demonstrates the sorts of qualities that we should aspire to deliver (and avoid) in order to maximise those benefits to people.

The report, produced and published by Urban Good, can be downloaded from their webesite, and the evidence on which it is based has been brought together at www.place-value-wiki.net

Place Alliance hope you find the report and wiki useful in your work. In exchange they would love to know if you have found the work of the Place Alliance helpful. This might relate to their research, advocacy, Big Meets, summer schools, working groups, or anything else. If you have time, please fill in thier quick survey so that they can carry on doing it!  It won’t take more than a minute!