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As he vast majority of the world population is now living in cities, urban growth is a constant challenge faced by all cities. Cities today combine work and leisure, an urban environment and nature, and create social interaction and a sense of community.

Cities are growing and are constantly on the lookout for strategies, comprehensive approaches and practical solutions for the achievement of their social, economic, promotional, and environmental goals. Sport and physical activity are a relevant channel for meeting these challenges.

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Here you will find videos of the previous summit sessions as well as one-on-one interviews with experts sharing their views and ideas on using sport as a driver for positive change in cities.

latest publications

sport tourism (r)evolution

This publication invites you to deepen the links between tourism and sport, proposes ideas for building the future of sport tourism together, and reflects on how sport tourism can be not just a tool to boost our economies, but can also contribute to create social fabric and strengthen social cohesion.

role models - athletes & federations

This publication intends to define role models in sport. While the textbook definition of a role model is fairly clear, the question of who qualifies as a role model leads to countless stories and anecdotes. This first volume highlights role models as individuals and groups, as well as clubs, associations and federations.

role models – events & cities

This publication intends to define role models in sport. While the textbook definition of a role model is fairly clear, the question of who qualifies as a role model leads to countless stories and anecdotes. This second volume goes beyond individuals and groups and explores the more impersonal conception of model events and model cities.

healthy cities

This publication aims to raise awareness and mobilise forces to concretely tackle the challenge of increasing sedentary behaviours and inequal access to sport and physical activity. Cities are accountable to their citizens to provide them with eased access to an active lifestyle and physical activity. There is no one-size-fits-all model, and cities have at their disposal many instruments to serve their own vision and strategy: massive and segmented data collection, labelling processes and public consultations.

urban sports

Urban sports

This publication highlights different aspects of urban sports. Urban public spaces and their design, with streets, squares, playgrounds and parks, play a key role in our daily lives. This is where we transit, we cycle, we drive, we meet, we play or we relax. These places are also an untapped resource for physical activities and sport. It is all about
creating urban spaces that function as quality spaces and draw people in to being active and playing sport.

women in sport

This publication serves two purposes: 1) to give a voice to those who work hard, every day, to increase women’s and girls’ participation in sport, and 2) to inspire cities from around the world to take concrete actions in order to close the gender gap in sport. In sport, as in other areas, cities are living laboratories where we can invent the future and actions to achieve gender equity matter more than ever.

sports innovation hubs

The purpose of this publication is to provide cities with the information needed to start exploring the opportunity of supporting the potential of sports incubators and accelerators. By creating a competitive ecosystem that allows sports start-ups to develop, a city could benefit from many advantages including: job creation, talent attraction, positioning of your city as a sports innovation hub, new initiatives and projects, and so on.

call for projects

Does your city use sport to help make change happen? If you answered in the affirmative, then this spot is for you! Your ideas deserve to be heard and to inspire others!