Rebuild, Reconnect and Restart with Placemaking for the physical activity network
MOVE Congress Workshop
Thursday 18 November 2021
Part 1: 11:30-13:00
Part 2: 14:15-16:30
Host: Laska Nenova, ISCA and Placemaking Europe Board Member
Moderators: Anna Bradley, Placemaking Europe, Laska Nenova, ISCA and Rozina Spinnoy, Belgium Design Council, Belgium
The pandemic and its impact of locking down cities and communities made it more important than ever for people to use the spaces available to them to keep physically active. Be it parks, pavements, squares, staircases or other public spaces – we looked at all of these places more creatively and we can now use this inspiration to Restart life in our cities in a new way.
The ‘Rebuild, Reconnect and Restart with Placemaking for the physical activity network’ interactive workshop will feature three distinctive sessions, providing inspiring yet practical concepts of re-imagining public spaces so they become more inviting for people to be physically active for recreation.
Join this workshop to discover:
- Real-world, effective solutions to activating public spaces
- How to bridge the gap between policy and academic work and actual implementation on the grassroots level
- More about the upcoming ‘Placemaking for physical activity kit (PARK)’, developed in the EU-supported project
The three sessions:
I. ‘Placemaking for physical activity kit (PARK)’ Session: 11:30 – 13:00
What will the sport and physical activity environment of the future look like?
PARK toolkit and Active Bench case study.
Anna Bradley, Placemaking Europe
‘Sport environments of the future’
Daniel Casas Valle, Senior Urbanist, Urban Dynamics, Portugal
‘Active Bench – case study’
Miel Vanhaverbeke, IPitup, Belgium
II. The Inspiration Session: 14:15 – 15:15
Laska Nenova, ISCA
Kris Verhellen, CEO of Extensa and Tour & Taxis, Belgium
Kris will kick-off the inspiration session by presenting the concept and the idea behind the creation of Tour & Taxis as a mixed-use, sustainable, and state-of-the-art development. The complex offers many opportunities for people to be physically active, and we will hear about the why behind it.
Bart Cardinaal, HUNC Design Rotterdam, Netherlands
Philippe De Witte, Active Local Europe
III. The Debate Session: 14:45 – 16:30
Rozina Spinnoy, Belgium Design Council, Belgium
In this session, we will have an active debate on how we can translate papers, research and policies into the language of grassroots sports activists; How to strengthen the cross-sectorial approach when developing and implementing initiatives linked to sport, physical activity, and improvement of public spaces; and how to move from planning to actual implementation.
Register for the MOVE Congress to take part! Day tickets are now available!