Some fifteen cities across all continents attended the Global Active City Development Event organised in the precincts of the Landessportbund Hessen, near Frankfurt’s famed Commerzbank Arena, on April 19th – 21st.
The event is a milestone in the Global Active City Development (GACD) project, a joint initiative led by TAFISA and Evaleo with the support of the IOC and in partnership with Liverpool Active City and the Liverpool John Moore’s University, which aims to establish a labelling and certification scheme based on an ISO-compatible standard and provide expertise and advice to cities striving to be certified “Global Active City”.
The cities were divided in two groups. The initial pilot cities, which joined the project in 2016 - Buenos Aires (Argentina), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Lausanne (Switzerland), Lillehammer (Norway), Tampere (Finland), participated in an Accreditation Training that will help them pass the audit in the coming months.
In addition, an introductory workshop was offered to new cities who showed interest in joining the project as 2017 pilots: Ashkelon (Israel), La Havana (Cuba), Glyfada (Athens, Greece), Hamburg (Germany), Santa Maria (Cape Verde), Bonn (Germany), Gaborone (Botswana), Lisbon (Portugal), Gangdong-gu (Seoul, Korea).
The Global Active City Development Team thanks the cities for their enthusiasm and involvement.
The next step of the GACD project will be the publication of the ISO-compatible standard and labels, along with a website, in June 2017. Stay tuned!
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