Best practices from Australia, Canada and the US on the agenda on 6 November
How to build stronger active living infrastructure in metropolitan cities? The 26th IAKS Congress brings best practices from Australia, Canada and the US to you.
Growing a city’s profile around sports and leisure has been an often-repeated goal but few metropolitan cities have been successful in ultimately achieving this. City representatives and planners from Canada, Northern America and Australia will demonstrate how to build stronger active living infrastructure in metropolitan cities responding to different cultural, geographic and urban settings.
John Martinez, Deputy Executive Director of Recreation at City and County of Denver, USA is responsible for 30 recreation centers, 31 pools, and 10 core program areas. He is also entrusted with finding new and creative ways to engage Denver communities through sustainable facilities, programs, and partnerships at all levels.
Acting Director of the City of Calgary Recreation James McLaughlin reports on best practices from Canada. James is focused on creating vibrant communities and inspiring citizens to be active and creative by strategically leading and investing in Calgary’s recreation sector.
Best practices from Australia are presented by Matthew McDonald, Manager, City Services Strategy at City of Sydney. Sydney is a “global city” where excellence in service delivery is an expectation of the council and the community. The City of Sydney is responsible for USD 3.4 billion in assets across the local government area and contributes 23 per cent of the gross domestic product in New South Wales and 7 per cent nationally. It has over 240,000 residents with over one million visitors, workers and tourists coming into the city of Sydney every day.
The session on 6 November starts at 10.30 am and is moderated by IAKS Vice President Conrad Boychuk.