Innovation Lab Exercise Friendy Environment

Project: Other

Project Details


Exercise-friendly Environment Public Spaces

Our physical and social environment have a great influence on how people move, whether they are aware of this or not. A public environment in which it is easy to move around can have a preventive effect on people’s health and this way it can make an important contribution to Healthy Ageing. An attractive park is an invitation for people to take a walk or go for a run. A beautiful cycle route through nature is an invitation to go cycling.

The way a space that is easy to move around in can affect socialisation also contributes to the quality of life in a neighbourhood and its surroundings. By allowing people to exercise and meet each other, healthcare costs can be cut back and social problems can be reduced. In addition, a dynamic and exercise-friendly natural area makes for an attractive tourist destination, which can contribute positively to a region’s economy.

The innovation lab ‘Exercise-friendly Environment Public Spaces’ is aimed at an optimal use of public spaces in order to stimulate an active lifestyle, and with this the economic and social impact on the environment of this space. In the innovation lab knowledge institutions, institutions for healthcare and wellbeing, governments (municipalities, provinces) and housing corporations together with various partners from sports, the catering industry and recreation.
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/16


  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Inrichting gezonde openbare ruimte

Johan de Jong (Speaker), Mieke Zijl (Speaker), Jessica Oude Sogtoen (Speaker)
10 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Beweegvriendelijke inrichting openbare ruimte (BIOR)

Johan de Jong (Speaker), Tim Verver (Speaker)
5 Nov 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

TV item beweegvriendelijke inrichting openbare ruimte

Johan de Jong


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment