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Coverstory

Youth On-Demand Culture – A boost for Informal Sports

Smartphones and other possibilities of digitality have found their way into people's everyday lives as much as other terminal devices and are considerably changing leisure time in affluent countries. This also applies....

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Parks & Leisure Facilities

Diversity in Brixen-Park

A landscape park that provides a recreational space for a whole district

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Fitness & Trend Sports

Hamburg’s exercise islands

Exercise islands – a feature of the ‘Active City’ master plan of the City of Hamburg

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Sports & Leisure Facilities

Sports surfaces – options for the future

Current political developments, especially with regard to planned environmental and climate protection requirements, have recently unsettled many key players in the planning and operation of sports facilities. New issues have been raised with regard to sports surfaces, especially when it comes to...

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Parks & Leisure Facilities

Kongsvinger municipality’s vision of a next-generation urban sports park

The Municipality of Kongsvinger is home to one of the first next-generation urban sports parks in Norway. The Strandpromenaden has been brought to life with kids and adults running, jumping, climbing and skating along...

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Planning, Designing, Building

New forms of space appropriation from below - The importance of informal approaches for sports and urban development

In der vom Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR) durchgeführten Modellvorhabenforschung des experimentellen Wohnungs- und Städtebaus (ExWoSt) konnten viele...

In the model project research of experimental housing and urban development (German abbreviation ExWoSt) conducted by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), many observations could be made on the topics of co-productive urban development and ...

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Parks & Leisure Facilities

First Viennese cycle motor skills park opened at Kaisermühlendamm

Popular outdoor facility and pump track for bike-loving kids and youngsters at the New Danube river.

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Schoolyard Design

School at the Park with an autonomously usable exercise programme

The school’s name (School at the Park) is no coincidence: a beautiful old tree population of plane trees, lime trees and maples provides this area with a special flair. It is situated....

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Playground Report

Inclusive and barrier-free playing for both young and old

Outdoor play area at the Folklore Museum Oberschönenfeld:
Inclusive, barrier-free, sustainable and near nature playground design in line with the new standard DIN 18034 for "playgrounds and public play areas".

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Coverstory

Heat Waves and Heavy Rainfall – What are the Impacts of Climate Change and Which Adaptation Measures are Appropriate?

The impacts of global climate change are already being felt. Carbon dioxide (CO2, a greenhouse gas that is a major cause of global warming) levels in the atmosphere are currently over a third higher than...

The impacts of global climate change are already being felt. Carbon dioxide (CO2, a greenhouse gas that is a major cause of global warming) levels in the atmosphere are currently over a third higher than 60 years ago. Overall, one of the best-known time series, the Keeling Curve, which can prove by ...

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Planning, Designing, Building

The "mixed-use city": climate-friendly role model for urban development and architecture

Climate-friendly urban development and climate-protection-oriented building design can produce oxygen and improve air quality at various levels. Energy saving in buildings has...

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Sports & Leisure Facilities

Sports fields in times of climate change – new challenges when it comes to planning and maintenance

Climate change is no longer an ominous future threat, but a reality. The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, such as the recent heatwave in western North America or the severe flooding in southern and western Germany and neighbouring countries, is a clear...

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Sports & Leisure Facilities

Aren’t skate parks supposed to cater to everyone? Different sports equipment and ever-increasing numbers of users are causing massive conflicts

Whether in Bayreuth, Gießen, Tuttlingen or Jena - numerous German cities are seeing an increase in the number of conflicts in municipal skate parks. After several accidents,...

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Fitness & Trend Sports

Public open space as an environment for physical activities - The case of Algarve, Portugal

Sports, as a form of pleasure, have always been rooted in society and in the construction of cities. It is known that the first known sports equipment in Europe were the...

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Coverstory

EU plans to improve the climate and environmental protection. About what might apply in the future and would thus affect the construction and maintenance of playgrounds.

For quite some time the European Union has already been pursuing ambitious goals regarding sustainability, environmental and climate protection. In the past few years,...

For quite some time the European Union has already been pursuing ambitious goals regarding sustainability, environmental and climate protection. In the past few years, several plans have been submitted step by step. However, some of them have already been established by law. From the Waste ...

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Planning, Designing, Building

Gridgrounds

“Gridgrounds” has created an elongated public square stretched across the central space so that all paths converge in one place, effectively defining a new centre for the neighbourhood.

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Playground Report

Bim’bimba Park in Australia – durable playground equipment for a sustainable playground

In the Gainsborough Greens Estate, in the suburb of Pimpama in the Australian state of Queensland, a special park was opened in December 2019. Bim'bimba Park is at the heart of the community and ...

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Sports & Leisure Facilities

The Urban Sports Park concept – how to turn niche sports into something that attracts a wide range of users

Fitness park, youth leisure park, multigenerational park, family park, sports park: more and more frequently, you come across various labels for park concepts that provide...

Fitness park, youth leisure park, multigenerational park, family park, sports park: more and more frequently, you come across various labels for park concepts that provide “free, open and outdoor” facilities for informal, self-organised sport. A closer look reveals that it is partly a ...