The StadtRaumMonitor is a participation-oriented instrument with which you can evaluate your own living environment and living conditions.

The evaluation takes the form of a questionnaire based on various areas of life that influence personal health, quality of life and well-being.

Spatial (e.g. traffic, mobility, streets and squares or natural and recreational areas) as well as social aspects (e.g. social meeting points, opportunities for play, sport and leisure, identity and belonging or opportunities for shaping) of a living environment are thematized.




From July to November 2020 here in Eschweiler- Join in!!

The 14 areas of life of the StadtRaumMonitor are rated on a scale of 1-8, with 1 being the worst and 8 the best.

After the individual areas of life have been assessed, the results are then visible on a spider diagram, where the strengths and weaknesses of their own living environment are clearly shown.

The larger the area highlighted in grey and the closer to 8, the more positively a living area was rated. The smaller the area highlighted in grey and the closer to 1, the more negatively a living area was rated.

From the results - which are presented and discussed publicly in the context of events/ workshops - specific needs for action and improvement measures for the city and individual social areas can be derived and implemented.

And finally, the StadtRaumMonitor and the various areas of life are directly linked to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (see also graphic below). In perspective, in Eschweiler is actively contributed to achieving these goals.


Your participation in the StadtRaumMonitor can make an important contribution to a health-promoting, high-quality living environment, better living conditions and more well-being for yourself and for the citizens in Eschweiler.

Everyone can feel addressed to evaluate and improve their own living environment!

Thank you very much for your participation and have fun using it. Social planning and the stakeholders in and around Eschweiler wish you lots of fun!


  • What is the background of the StadtRaumMonitor?

    Originally in 2015, NHS Health Scotland, Architecture and Design Scotland, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Government developed a participation-oriented survey instrument with the possibility of evaluating their own living environment called "Place Standard Tool" and piloted it between 2016 and 2017. In the years that followed, the original instrument was then adapted and used in the Netherlands and North Macedonia, most recently in Spain in autumn of last year.

    From July to November 2020, the instrument of the "StadtRaumMonitor” is to be used and tested here in Germany for the first time. This is realized in a total of 4 pilot municipalities by the cities of Eschweiler and Bochum (NRW) as well as Plochingen (Baden-Württemberg), the municipality of Aidlingen, the districts of Böblingen and Esslingen (BW) and the StädteRegion Aachen.

    The Piloting of the StadtRaumMonitor – “How liveable do I find my environment?” is realised within the framework of a cooperation of the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) with the State Health Office of Baden-Württemberg and the State Center for Health North Rhine-Westphalia, and with the kind support of the cities of Bochum, Eschweiler and Plochingen, the municipality of Aidlingen, the districts of Böblingen and Esslingen as well as the StädteRegion Aachen.

    The overall context of corresponding concepts and pilot projects in the individual EU countries is an EU project to implement measures to promote equal opportunities for health and ensure a healthy living environment in Europe.

    Specifically, in Germany, according to the current country report (written by the Federal Center for Health Education/BZgA), there is development potential in municipalities with regard to instruments for participation-oriented needs assessment for municipal health promotion or health-promoting community development. At the same time, it is assumed that general health prevention and promotion is difficult due to the existing diversity of life situations, resources and lifestyles, which is why a differentiated, participative approach, initiation of measures and development of appropriate instruments are advisable.

  • How is the StadtRaumMonitor used?

    The basis of the application of the StadtRaumMonitor is a city-wide media concept, which is implemented both online and offline through appropriate advertising measures. Initial advertising measures are particularly important in order to make the StadtRaumMonitor known, to inform, to raise awareness and to motivate people to participate. During the tool application, the advertising measures help to keep project-related sensitivity, motivation and participation at a high level. The concrete application of the StadtRaumMonitor is also based on an online and offline combination. There will be an online version (access via the homepage of Eschweiler City Council, a sent link, a QR code and also via social meeting places), as well as a printed version (brochure) (use via contact points/information stands and social meeting places, via contact persons with outreach activities in the social areas and in the context of the moderated discussion rounds).

    Note: Because of the current coronavirus pandemic, the discussion groups can currently only be offered in a limited form. When participating, we ask you to strictly adhere to the defined safety instructions.

  • Who supports the application of the StadtRaumMonitor?

    The pilot municipalities in NRW and Baden-Württemberg are supported in the piloting by the local health authorities (here that of the Aachen city region), the NRW State Center for Health (LZG.NRW), the Baden-Württemberg State Health Office (LGA), the Bochum University of Health ( HSG Bochum), the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) and the many committed municipal actors. In addition, the Bochum University of Health (HSG Bochum) will scientifically reflect and accopmany the piloting process.

  • Why should I use the StadtRaumMonitor?

    To

    • actively make an important contribution to a health-promoting, high-quality living environment, better living conditions and more well-being for yourself and the citizens of Eschweiler
    • talk to other people about certain issues about living conditions in the city and the social area
    • individually or jointly contribute ideas for planning and measures to improve the environment in the city and various social areas
    • give other people an exclusive impression of their own living environment and individual areas of life
  • What are the objectives and adventages of the StadtRaumMonitor?

    The advantages/goals of the StadtRaumMonitor and its application consist in particular:

    • in the possibility of evaluating and presenting one's own living environment and its strengths and weaknesses
    • in deriving needs for action and measures for the city and the social areas to improve the living environment, living conditions, state of health and the well-being of the citizens in Eschweiler
    • in the reduction of social inequalities, in particular health inequalities, health-impairing living conditions as well as social exclusion and segregation.
    • in creating perspectives and opportunities
    • the opportunity to get into conversation with other people, which means that the StadtRaumMonitor has an important social (contact) function
    • the opportunity to include and to facilitate the participation of socially excluded groups (such as people with a migration/refugee context, people with mobility-related, cognitive, psychological and/or intellectual limitations or older people etc.) as well as children and adolescents
    • in the promotion of social inclusion and participation through participation-oriented orientation of the instrument and the project
    • the possibility of future transferability of the StadtRaumMonitor to other municipalities in Germany after a successful pilot phase
    •  in the possibility of a (permanent) regional, national and also international project-related and cross-linking and cooperation of the various actors
    • in future use as a social and health monitoring tool in order too be able to easure the effectiveness of measures in a long term
  • To what extend is the StadtRaumMonitor connected to the 17 SDGs

    The StadtRaumMonitor and the various 14 areas of life are directly linked to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). After using the StadtRaumMonitor and evaluating the results, they will be presented and discussed in public at events/workshops. From this - action-oriented - the need for action and improvement measures for the city and individual social areas can be derived and implemented. This makes an important contribution to a health-promoting, high-quality living environment, better living conditions and more well-being for all citizens in Eschweiler. The StadtRaumMonitor in Eschweiler thus actively contributes to achieving the SDGs.

  • Exemplary questions from the StadtRaumMonitor
    • Are there sufficient and attractive...in my city?
    • excursion destinations/green areas/natural spaces
    • public transportation
    • bike paths
    • streets
    • parking spaces
    • games, sports and leisure activities
    • retreat/relaxation offers
    • jobs
    • schools
    • care options
    • apartments/living space
    • social meeting points for exchange and discussion
    • medical care & health offerings
    • shops


    Do I feel ...in my city?

    • safe?
    • belonging?
    • and do I identify with my city/social area?

    Do I have the feeling,

    • to be able to actively participate and participate in urban planning processes and in the design of my living environment?
    • to have my own voice/are my concerns, needs and wishes heard and taken into account?
    • that the city is clean?
    • that I can exchange ideas with other people and maintain social contacts according to my needs?
    • that other people support me sufficiently?


If you have any questions, suggestions or requests regarding the StadtRaumMonitor, the social planning department of Eschweiler City Council is at your disposal:


Kontakt

Department of social Planning

MisterFlorianKarnebogen
Stadt Eschweiler
Johannes-Rau-Platz 1
52249 Eschweiler