Active City Innovation

“How to turn cities into active cities?” – We aim to provide answers to this important global question!

A continuing urbanisation, a decrease of urban green spaces and an increase of sedentary behaviour can be observed worldwide. These are current developments within our societies that will prospectively challenge our population’s health and well-being.

In the project “Active City Innovation”, we will investigate how cities can become places of health and well-being by…
  • Summarising and appraising scientific knowledge of
    • Good practice examples in urban areas
    • Motivations and barriers regarding physical activity and joy of movement
  • Defining the most resource-efficient approaches
  • Developing a culture-sensitive embedded methodology
  • Developing, setting up and evaluating 12 experimentation scenarios in Germany, Great Britain, Japan, South Africa and Spain
  • Enabling the transfer of knowledge to replicate and implement successful experimentation scenarios in various municipalities in all partner countries

As a final result, we will publish a guideline compendium on “How to turn cities into active cities”!

Are you interested in the project? Do you need further information about the status of Active City Innovation?

Please contact Christoph Mall from the Technical University of Munich, Department of Sport and Health Sciences.

We publish project related updates continuously! Please read our Blog and follow us on Twitter.

Experimental Scenarios
  • Outdoor activites in and around cities

    Sheffield, GBR

  • Industry and housing site development

    Waverly, GbR

  • Motivational app

    Barcelona, ESP

  • Use of existing venues

    Valles, ESP

  • Public dancing

    Siegen, GER

  • Bycicle Promotion

    Stellenbosch, ZAF

  • Physical activity guide

    Sheffield, GBR

  • Acitivty promoting green spaces

    Durban, ZAF

  • Design of a park

    Sheffield, GBR

  • Outdoor Judo

    Saitama/Tokyo, JPN

Active City Innovation - Partners

Active City Innovation - Blogposts
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TAFISA World Walking Day

On October 4th, TAFISA will be launching the World Walking Day, „the most accessible and inclusive 24-hour relay around the globe!“. Of course, we as the international Sports-Innovation-Network, with the focus of bringing more joy of movement into the world and of promoting active mobility, want to participate in this World Walking Day; …

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Experimentation Scenario “E-Cargo-Cycling: The Holistic Stellenbosch Approach”

In Stellenbosch we were extremely happy to be able to develop an experimentation scenario that combines “Active City Innovation” perfectly with local social and economic needs and cultural and geographic environment. The Core Idea The core idea is to develop a complete system solution of E-Cargo-Cycling in Stellenbosch aiming at …

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Reporting, discussing and getting active at the national ACI meeting in Munich

A working meeting of the national partners involved in the project “Active City Innovations” took place in the facilities of the Technical University of Munich from 20th – 21st of February. Representatives of the Innovationsmanufaktur, the Technical University Munich, TAFISA (The Association For International Sport for All), outdooractive, Lappset and …

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Inanda Wilderness-Park in Durban, South Africa

The first stop of the SINN-i delegation’s stay in Durban took us to the Inanda Wilderness Park in the north of the city. The park was opened in March 2019, receives financial support as part of the Durban Green Corridor project and is under the direction of Danielle LeBrasse. During …

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