How to build stronger active living infrastructure in small and mid-size cities? The 26th IAKS Congress brings best practices from Canada, Denmark and the UK to you.
The session will focus on small and mid-size cities. Typically having fewer resources, smaller cities often find it more challenging to offer settings that are active and inclusive. Learn from experiences of British, Canadian and Danish operators and architects how you can succeed in creating modern and appealing, financially and socially sustainable leisure facilities!
“Why recreation facilities are so important in small communities” explains Mark Hentze, Vice President Recreation and Culture with HDR Architecture from Canada. Over a now 20 plus year career Mark has focused on the design of sport and recreation facilities in Canada and the US that includes aquatics centres, ice arenas, community centres and competitive sport and entertainment venues.
GAME Head of Facilities Mikkel Selmar from Denmark presents his organisation’s approach to inclusive street sports communities and facilities. GAME is a Danish NGO founded in 2002 with a mission to create lasting social change through youth-led street sports and culture.
“Combined facilities as catalysts for activating the neighbourhood” are showcased by FaulknerBrowns Partner Mike Hall from the United Kingdom. Mike specialises in the design of sports facilities and leads the work of FaulknerBrowns Architects in this sector, both nationally and internationally.
The session on 6 November starts at 13.30 am and is moderated by IAKS Vice President Conrad Boychuk.