Active Cities

THE 21ST CENTURY HAS WITNESSED THE WORLD REACH AN HISTORIC MILESTONE:
ITS POPULATION HAS SHIFTED FROM PREDOMINANTLY RURAL TO URBAN. ACCORDING TO WHO, BY 2050, 75% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION WILL LIVE IN CITIES, A MASSIVE 20% INCREASE FROM 55% IN 2015.

Active Cities

 

In a world facing an epidemic of physical inactivity, municipalities are the primary provider of Sport for All and physical activities. Their role ranges from the provision of infrastructure and facilities, through the organization of programs and events, to the funding to local stakeholders. Unfortunately, however, they very often lack a comprehensive or holistic approach towards increasing Sport for All and physical activity participation within their community, the support to create one, or do not know where to start.

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TAFISA’s vision is to achieve a sustainable active world. It is our responsibility and priority to
promote the development of Active Cities worldwide, and endeavour to support municipalities
to make a difference. Read on to discover our initiatives.



Take back your streets

Give life to your city by joining the worldwide movement to activate public and open spaces. It is an easy way to start off.

Tafisa Event

1. Register Your Event & Receive TAFISA Patronage

Register your own Sport for All or physical activity event within the #TakeBackYourStreets Movement – it will be added to our worldwide calendar of events, and you will receive TAFISA patronage for it.


World challenge day

2. TAFISA World Challenge Day

Challenge your own community against others worldwide by getting as many citizens active as possible on the last Wednesday of May every year.


World walking day

3. TAFISA World Walking Day

Integrate physical activity into everyday lives by participating in the TAFISA World Walking Day, on the first weekend of October every year.


TAFISA

4. Awarding

Because it is so important to acknowledge role models, every two years TAFISA rewards municipalities that have developed innovative and sustainable good practices. Discover how to apply for the “#TakeBackYourStreets Award


TAFISA Events

5. Host a TAFISA Event

Municipalities are welcome to apply to host myriad TAFISA events or programs, including a:

Please contact TAFISA for more information.

Take back your future

WILLING TO START A SUSTAINABLE COMMITMENT TOWARDS INCREASING PARTICIPATION IN
SPORT FOR ALL AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN YOUR CITY?

WANT TO DEVELOP ACTIVE CITY POLICIES AND STRATEGIES?

The following services aim to assist you all the way towards achieving your goals.

Take back your future

1. Active Well-Being Initiative and Global Active City Label

TAFISA, in partnership with Evaleo and with the support of the IOC, leads the Active Well-Being Initiative (AWI), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 2017. The AWI provides municipalities with a holistic approach towards creating their own “Active City” strategies, and recognises them through the Global Active City Label. Through an ISO-compatible standard, cities get access to tools, good practices and a network of experts to leverage physical activity and Sport for All to enhance individual and collective well-being. Learn more at http://activewellbeing.org.


2. Active Cities Training

Our teams are available year-round to help you kick-start and develop your Active City policies and strategy. If you do not know what to do, where
to start, or simply wish to receive professional support, check out our available programs.


3. Active Cities, Active Communities, Active Citizens - TAFISA Triple AC Program

In 2010, with the support of the IOC, TAFISA developed its Triple AC program to support cities and municipalities in their mission to become Active
Cities. In 2013 the project expanded to include SportCityNet, supported by the European Commission, which includes a “toolkit” containing a
description of the 5 Key Success Areas to become an Active City, a set of good practices and a step-by-step approach to create an Active City
strategy. See www.triple-ac.net for more information.


4. Advocacy

TAFISA works with international organizations towards the promotion of Active Cities. Consult our declarations, resolutions and calls to action.

Join the Tafisa family

Municipalities are welcome to join the TAFISA network and become supporter members. Discover how.