What is Inhabit Place

With cities expected to become home to two thirds of the world's population by 2050[1], it is critical that we understand how to design them for a sustainable, safe and prosperous future.

Inhabit Place is a tool that empowers decision makers and communities to do just that.

The Inhabit Place app records and interprets human behavior in public spaces to better understand how we use the built environment, and how the built environment impacts us.

It enables smooth and standardised data collection that generates easy to read reports for wide dissemination and transparent accounting.

Inhabit Place is built on the Public Space Public Life methodology championed by Jan Gehl, and allows the systemic, cost-effective and reliable collection and analysis of data through an easy use application of place auditing.

Place auditing is the process of capturing and analysing quantitative data on trends of behaviour and users of public spaces. The data collected is used to improve the experience of our shared spaces, from parks and plazas to streets, shopping centres, school yards and communal areas.

Inhabit Place combines this approach to understanding how we use public space with technology enabling both experts and novices alike to conduct observational place audits and create reports that capture patterns of useage and suggestions for improvement that can benefit the health, happiness and economic stability of our cities.

Inhabit Place is for governments working with public funds, developers committed to design excellence and private businesses looking to create the best outcomes for their premise and community.

[1] https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/news/population/2018-revision-of-world-urbanization-prospects.html

What is Inhabit Place