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Active living for all: 2019 IAKS Congress enhanced by four workshops

Did you know that the 2019 IAKS Congress is enhanced by four workshops? These one hour workshops enable participants to discuss challenges and exchange expertise. Dedicated to a specific topic, these workshops provide an in depth learning opportunity, including:

Properly operating leisure infrastructure in small and mid-size cities

Once the investment has been made maintaining an ongoing relevance and responsiveness to community needs becomes the prime goal. This workshop will look at the challenges and the complexities of dealing with an ever-evolving community of users and the challenges of funding.

Properly operating leisure infrastructure in large metropolitan cities

The process of offering meaningful programs and facilities is complicated by ongoing community growth and diversified expectations. This workshop will look specifically at the unique challenge of meeting the needs to growing metropolitan areas and enhancing the livability factor.

Activating the public realm for all ages

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. This workshop looks at walkability and sometimes “swim-ability” in the public realm, broadening the scope and definition of urban active living.

Making schoolyards places of active living for all

While investing in children’s play is one of the most meaningful initiatives a society can make, the benefits of an “area for playing” should be available to a larger segment of the community. This workshop looks at some innovative approaches to schoolyard design as part of a larger and broader active realm.


These workshops are included in the full conference and one-day registration options.

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photo: IAKS

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