Innovation Lab Exercise Friendy Environment

Project: Other



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.
AcroniemIWP BIOR
Effectieve start/einddatum1/01/1531/12/16

Samenwerkende partners

  • Hanze (hoofd)
  • SWECO (former Grontmij)
  • Sportplein Groningen
  • SportDrenthe
  • Drenthe Beweegt!
  • Kenniscentrum Sport
  • Huis voor de Sport
  • Actieplan Buitensport
  • Gemeente Groningen
  • Provincie Drenthe


  • Healthy Ageing
  • Sport
  • Physical Activity
  • Environment