Experts from Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom will discuss challenges and exchange expertise in this workshop held on 6 November at 2.00 pm at the 26th IAKS Congress.
The ongoing migration of people to large urban centres has created a challenge in terms of developing an appropriate sport and leisure infrastructure. Often large urban areas suffer from outdated indoor and outdoor facilities that are difficult to effectively program and maintain. 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.
The workshop kicks off with introductory presentations by Shaun Dawson, Chief Executive at the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority from the United Kingdom; and Thomas Beyer, Former Head of Sports Department of the City of Hamburg in Germany. The workshop is moderated by Henrik H. Brandt, Consultant in sports and leisure at idkon.dk from Denmark.