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Place Alliance release a guide for decision making about the built environment

8 April 2019

Place Alliance
The Ladder of Place Quality is a simple tool for decision-makers to use when considering: are we making a great place?

The Place Alliance have released a guide for decision making about the built environment, supported by the Design Network.

The report, Place Value and the Ladder of Place Quality, outlines in simple terms what spatial qualities add value to places—in regard to health, social, economic and environmental outcomes—and what qualities do not. 

Based off UCL Professor Matthew Carmona’s work on place value, place quality and its impact on health, social, economic and environmental outcomes, this report uncovers the truth about the qualities of the built environment that are good for us and deliver place value. The research backing the report is compiled in an open-source website that is continually updated with new empirical evidence:  place-value-wiki.net

Through the Ladder of Place Quality, this report presents a simple tool for architects, planners, councillors, developers and citizens to quickly assess and advocate for high quality places when making policy, project or investment decisions that affect the built environment.