Experts from Denmark and Canada will discuss challenges and exchange expertise in this workshop held on 6 November at 11 am in the framework of the 26th IAKS Congress.
The planning and development of leisure-oriented infrastructure for small and mid-size cities is challenging. Funding is not always easy to secure and once the investment has been made maintaining an ongoing relevance and responsiveness to community needs becomes the prime goal. The initial capital investment may pale compared to the ongoing costs for maintaining and improving that leisure infrastructure. This workshop will look at these challenges and the complexities of dealing with an ever-evolving community of users and the challenges of funding.
We have invited Elizabeth Ayers, Director of Recreation & Sport Services at City of Richmond in Canada and Holger Kortbaek, Head of Sports Facilities at the Municipality of Gladsaxe in Denmark. The workshop is moderated by Maria Keinicke Davidsen.