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RESOURCES


This page contains all of the project’s produced materials including everything from activity reports to the final readily-available tools such as the Matrix. Stay tuned!

Liverpool’s Active City initiative

2019, March 28th

Liverpool’s Active City initiative


The city of Liverpool launched in 2005 a comprehensive program to promote physical activity. It aims to be the most active city in the UK by 2021.

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Liverpool’s Active City initiative

2019, March 28th

Liverpool’s Active City initiative


The city of Liverpool launched in 2005 a comprehensive program to promote physical activity. It aims to be the most active city in the UK by 2021.

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Digitalisation and automation of transport: how sport can speed things up

2019, March 28th

Digitalisation and automation of transport: how sport can speed things up


Movement and transport are undeniable vectors for growth and development. They create opportunities and bring people closer together. Today, the digital revolution is making profound changes to our way of life.

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Motiv’Air, a tool for local authorities

2019, March 28th

Motiv’Air, a tool for local authorities


Motiv’Air is a tool for evaluating the impact of local policies to encourage active means of displacement (walking and cycling). Its development was funded by ADEME within the framework of a call for AACT-AIR projects .

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The French “Active and Sporting city” label

2019, March 28th

The French “Active and Sporting city” label


Created in 2016 by the Sport ministry, the national association of elected politicians in charge of sport (ANDES) and the Sport & Cycling UNION, this label aims to recognise initiatives, measures and policies concerning sport and to promote physical activity and sport in a local area.

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“An innovative project based on local associations”

2019, March 28th

“An innovative project based on local associations”


An innovative concept for urban sport-for-health tracks, suitable for all sectors of the public: that is the idea behind the “Fitness Trails”, a challenge taken up in 2009 by the town of Biarritz. Françoise Sauvageot was then the vice-president of the CNOSF and he helped in developing this initiative.

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“Winning back our territory to give Parisians tranquil spaces to live in”

2019, March 28th

“Winning back our territory to give Parisians tranquil spaces to live in”


With the Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon in 2024, Paris is at the centre of media attention in the world. Will these Olympics be the chance to transform the city and region and to improve the quality of life for Parisians and people in the Ile de France? An interview with Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris.

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The Italian way in disseminating active cities good practices

2019, March 28th

The Italian way in disseminating active cities good practices


Supporting the efforts of Italian municipalities to become healthier, more inclusive, safer, resilient and sustainable: this is the main challenge and mission the Italian National Association of Municipalities (ANCI) is dealing with, persuaded that cities play a pivotal role in steering the transition towards a better present and future society.

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Cycling, an active mode of transport

2019, March 28th

Cycling, an active mode of transport


More than 80% of the European population is expected to live in urban areas by 2030, with cities playing a crucial role in promoting and protecting health and well-being.

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Transforming public spaces to promote physical activity

2019, March 28th

Transforming public spaces to promote physical activity


How can city leaders, public health professionals and designers support physical activity through changes to the urban environment? A publication titled “Towards More Physical Activity in Cities” , recently produced by Gehl Institute and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, explores some known strategies and presents a range of case studies where improvements to the built environment have increased opportunities for people to be physically active.

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Active Cities: a European perspective

2019, March 28th

Active Cities: a European perspective


In urban areas access to sport facilities and infrastructures is crucial to allow and promote the practice of sport and physical activity. Integrated strategies linking sport across all urban policies are however required to achieve truly “active” cities.

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PACTE: Active cities at the heart of a new European project

2019, March 28th

PACTE: Active cities at the heart of a new European project


Following the 2017 Erasmus+ call for proposals, the PACTE project led by the Sport and Citizenship Think Tank was selected and was officially launched on 15 and 16 January in Brussels.

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“Play and sport can help kids realize their full potential”

2019, March 28th

“Play and sport can help kids realize their full potential”


Research shows that encouraging physical activity in cities deliver multiple benefits, and Nike’s Vice President of Community Impact Jorge Casimiro says the same is true for their youngest citizens. In an interview with Sport & Citizenship, he tells us how Nike is working with partners around the world to fuel “Made to Play”, the company’s commitment to get more kids moving.

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Building Global Active Cities for tomorrow

2019, March 28th

Building Global Active Cities for tomorrow


The world is urbanising at breath-taking speed: by 2050, more than two thirds of the global population and 80% of the European population is expected to live in cities. This brings benefits but also challenges. As the world suffers from a growing epidemic of physical inactivity and related non-communicable diseases (NCDs), urban environments, in many cases, do not promote active and healthy lifestyles.

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Living in a WEIRD city

2019, March 28th

Living in a WEIRD city


Modern human beings are stone-agers in a technological world. Physical inactivity has become the new normal, and there is a serious price to be paid for this change. For the first time in recorded history, children have a shorter lifespan than their parents due to non­communicable diseases.

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Physical activity policies at municipal level in Europe

2019, March 06th

Physical activity policies at municipal level in Europe


Analysis of the passport survey

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Executive summary: Physical activity policies at municipal level in Europe

2019, February 26th

Executive summary: Physical activity policies at municipal level in Europe


This document is part of the PACTE project and reports PASSPORT survey's executive summary.

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Sport and Citizenship Journal with a special feature on Active Cities

2018, April 15th

Sport and Citizenship Journal with a special feature on Active Cities


The journal includes several contributions on the theme of "Active cities" and some examples

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