Planning for the People with Place Score
We all want to feel like we are part of a community, but how often do we feel our voice is really heard?
Likewise, how often are we told what we want from our community, rather than asked?
The outcome of this can be a disparity between the individual and their environment. A lack of pride in their surroundings. And ultimately, a lack of loyalty to a locality.
Enter Place Score: a groundbreaking tool that captures human-centric data to help governments, local authorities and developers design neighbourhoods with the residents’ input at the forefront of decisions.
In a Connect Video on Unissu, Kylie Legge, Founder and CEO of Place Score, shares the benefits of their placemaking tools over secondary ‘big’ data, that is widely used to make broad strokes in urban planning.
Legge highlights the current idea of smart cities being driven by novel technology, often neglecting the true goal to improve quality of life and make the population healthier. Place Score aggregates data about what matters to local communities and how they are impacted by their environment. This data can then be used by planners to create the most positive impact on the most amount of people.
Through Place Score’s plans to build the world’s largest online social research database and ability to monitor national trends, they are encouraging decision-makers to plan for the future and ensure the live ability of a local area benefits not only the current residents, but also the generations to come.