Active living in sustainable cities at 26th IAKS Congress, 5 to 8 November in Cologne, Germany

At the 2019 IAKS Congress, experts from TAFISA and Evaleo will present the “Global Active City (GAC) programme”. The GAC programme, which is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), aims at recognizing cities that implement a Physical Activity and Sport for All management system, improving governance and efficiency.

In a world which is facing increasing health problems, the model advocates for more sustainable urban living and calls for new forms of governance. It provides a suite of standards, tools and services, and empowers city leaders, their communities and citizens to drive change. Experts from cities that have just been awarded the GAC label such as Hamburg, Liverpool and Buenos Aires will offer their insights and experiences to the audience.

It is also important to stress the potential benefits of physical activity and sport beyond the fight against non-communicable diseases. The requirements and recommendations proposed by the GAC model can indeed deliver significant benefits in promoting mental health for all, social inclusion or more sustainable transportation solutions across the city and its surroundings. Have a look at the congress agenda and find out more about municipal programmes for active living in sustainable cities.

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