Active living: the impact of renovating urban open spaces on increasing the level of physical activity among social groups

  • Hiske Wiggers (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


The provision of active parks/public open space is the key factor in promoting active living, because people and specially low-income and elderlies are being more interested in doing non-organized/informal, and no-cost sports/physical activities in outdoor spaces in recent decades. Giving the concern about low rate of physical activities among low-income minority, elderlies and over weighted people, the municipality of Groningen invested in renovation of parks/ open spaces, in order to encourage all people to become more physically active. To what degree park renovations accomplish this goal is unknown.
Period15 Jun 2017
Event title14th European Association for Sociology of Sport (EASS) Conference 2017: "The Values of Sport: between tradition and (post) modernity"
Event typeConference
Conference number14th
LocationPrague, Czech RepublicShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • active lifestyle
  • physical activity
  • public spaces