Active Citizens Worldwide
AUCKLAND SPORT & RECREATION HAS A VISION TO MAKE AUCKLAND THE MOST AKTIVE CITY IN THE WORLD
WORDS NICOLE GAMBLE, AKTIVE AUCKLAND
To achieve the goal of making Auckland the most active city in the world, it is important we understand what is driving current physical activity in the city, and where we can achieve the best return on our investment for the city. This requires more accurate data, better evidence, and a deeper understanding of what works and what doesn't, which is why we signed up to be part of Active Citizens Worldwide.
ACTIVE CITIZENS WORLDWIDE Aktive is a founding city in a new global initiative called Active Citizens Worldwide, signing up in late 2017. Aktivewas established to provide cities around the world with the data on and understanding of what drives physical activity in their cities, how much value this generates for the city, and ultimately what they can do to increase physical activity.
The ambition is to create a network of knowledge for cities by cities, to transform the lives of citizens around the world. We've been working with London Sport and Sport Singapore - representatives of the other two founding cities of Active Citizens Worldwide - on this. Why? Because Auckland, like London and Singapore and many other cities around the world, is feeling the effects of rapid growth. These changes include growing populations, land scarcity, social inequalities and lifestyle illnesses, and they are placing a heavy burden on the social and physical infrastructure of modern cities. In addition, we are all facing the difficult challenge of increasing physical activity levels in large, diverse, multicultural urban environments.
Read the full article in the AP&L Journal Winter edition out 17th June!