Exploring Places with the Place Standard Tool

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

Participation requirements

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

Dates local
  • Herne – 18th January 2023 ❘ 4:30-6:30 am ❘ at KIZ
    Local contact: Julia Brüggemann, julia.brueggemann@hs-gesundheit.de

Dates online
  • tbc ❘ International Focus Groups

The number of possible participants in the event dates listed above is limited to 25 persons per group. Therefore, a binding registration for participation on this event is required.


Event Location
Online/digital, different places

HS Gesundheit Bochum, Landeszentrum Gesundheit Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

German, English, other

max. 25 per local focus group

Prof. Dr. habil. Heike Köckler and Dr. Odile Mekel, Partricia Tollmann, Christina Plantz are in charge of this course.
Contact: Heike.Koeckler@hs-gesundheit.de

Digital Media

Without registration available: Freely accessible online educational offers for self-learning or for introduction to the topics and learning content of the online and face-to-face sessions.


Einführung (Deutsch)

Introduction (English)

Vortrag StadtRaumMonitor (deutsch)

Vortrag Place Standard Tool (english)

Creative Commons Lizenzvertrag
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