By 2050, it is projected that more than two-thirds, (more than 7 billion) of the global population will either live or work in urban areas. Continued shifts away from rural based work, combined with rising costs of living, has compelled many people to live or work in cities, hereby making urbanisation one of the fastest growing trends of the past century. The substantial increase in urban dwelling populations has further exacerbated existing challenges within urban environments, such as global equality, health, education and not least, sustainability.

These challenges demand a shift in focus and here, the Active Cities Educational Module provides guidance on how sports for All can help us create cities that promote engagement, equality and provide for a sustainable future for citizens and the environment in all areas where living, work and recreation meet.



Global State of Play

European State of Play

Significance of the City Setting

Sport for All in the City Setting

Designing Active Cities

Benefits of Active Cities

Steps towards activating an Active City Strategy

Leaders in the field

Relevant case studies and good practices



Active Workplace/Active Transport/Active Education/Active City Innovation/Active Communities/Ageing Societies