Project Description

Exploring Places with the Place Standard Tool

Dates online
  • 30th November ❘ 4:30-5:30 pm ❘ Seminar with all groups

Dates local
  • 23rd November. ❘ 1-5 pm ❘ German Local Focus Group

  • tbc ❘ International Focus Groups

The dates listed above are an essential part of this event and learning offer. The number of possible participants in the event dates listed above is limited to 15 persons per group. Therefore, a binding registration for this event is required.

The Place Standard Tool (PST) provides a set of questions to explore social and environmental dimensions of place from a health perspective. The PST is to foster communication on these issues at the local level among different communities, stakeholders as well as local politicians. Therefore, it meets the need for an integrated participatory approach to healthy urban development. The PST is in use all over Europe and has been applied in different contexts. This module imparts basic knowledge on the concepts of healthy urban development following the WHO Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach aiming at reducing health inequity in cities. In detail the PST with its dimensions and its methodological approach, including different approaches of participatory use of the PST, will be taught. In selected cities in different countries the PST will be applied. In a seminar, insights and results from different countries will be presented and discussed.

Target Group
  • Students

  • Scientists

  • Local people from diverse communities

  • Practice

Learning Outcomes
  • Get to know the Place Standard Tool as an instrument for activating communication on Urban Health

  • Knowing about the HiAP approach

  • Getting an international comparative view on healthy urban development

Participation Requirements

Language skills: depending on the local focus group (German, English or any other language).


HS Gesundheit Bochum and Landeszentrum Gesundheit Nordrhein-Westfalen

Event Location:
Online/digital, different places

German, English, other

max. 15 per local focus group

Digital Media

In addition, accessible online educational offers will be freely available here:
Digital media for self-learning and for introduction to the topics and learning content of the online and face-to-face sessions.


Einführung (Deutsch)

Introduction (English)

Vortrag StadtRaumMonitor (Deutsch)


Lecture Place Standard Tool (English)


Creative Commons Lizenzvertrag
Diese Werke sind lizenziert unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung – Nicht-kommerziell – Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International Lizenz.

External Link

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Here you find the Place Standard Tool application:

Prof. Dr. habil. Heike Köckler and Dr. Odile Mekel are in charge of this course.

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