Due to its accumulated experience in placemaking and physical activity promotion, BG Be Active leads the project and liaises the experts from International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) and Placemaking Europe. These two groups of professionals have a great capacity for research and capacity building. The other partners are selected based on their experience in promoting physical activity for specific target groups and through specific methods: Power Jump, MOVE Malta, AJSPT Suceava, and DES – Sports for Education and Health. This mix will provide a test of placemaking for physical activity tools specific to a particular setting with a particular target group. The project partners consortium is foremost practitioner-led thus the practitioners in the consortium already have years of hands-on experience in implementing worldwide physical activity promotion campaigns and are in a good position to review the effectiveness of new tools.
“Placemaking for Active Recreation Kit” (PARK) seeks to conduct research on, establish and advocate for the “placemaking for physical activity” concept. The direct target group of the project is the local and national authority representatives, grassroots sport and placemaking experts, and local community NGOs. The ultimate target group is European citizens, which would benefit from the introduction of the PPAT concept in urban spaces. Impact is expected to be as follows for the project target groups:
Local community organisations:
“Placemaking for Active Recreation Kit” (PARK)
The Placemaking for Active Recreation Kit is a compilation of specially selected tools from both the placemaking and active recreation fields to allow practitioners, implementers, and everyone who wishes to develop a project to have quick and easy access to the most impactful tools and methods. As part of this project, the working group has reviewed, selected, and compiled the most effective tools to create the kit. The placemaking for Active Recreation Kit brings to you the best that currently exists used by both placemakers (grassroots urban designers) and grassroots sports organizations and professionals, combining knowledge, expertise, and resources presented in the most accessible way.