The objective of creating active communities goes well beyond the development of indoor and outdoor spaces for sports and leisure facilities and programmes. Providing opportunities for spontaneous or leisurely activity, done on one’s own terms either individually or socially, is key to an active, meaningful and stimulating public realm. Different cultures respond to, or take advantage of public space in very unique ways. This workshop looks at walkability and sometimes “swim-ability” in the public realm, broadening the scope and definition of urban active living.
We have invited Theis Bavnhoj Hansen, Team leader recreation, City of Faaborg Midtfyn from Denmark, and Matthew Lappin, Senior Associate, David Lock Associates from the United Kingdom. The workshop is moderated by Harald Fux, RAUMKUNST Founder and partner from Austria.