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.

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