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Playground@Landscape

YOUR FORUM FOR PLAY, SPORTS UND LEISURE AREAS

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The Corona pandemic shows: playgrounds and exercise areas are indispensable

The German federal registered association of the playground equipment and leisure facility manufacturers (BSFH) demands from municipal authorities, state governments as well as from the German Federal Government a strong and sustained promotion of modern public playgrounds and outdoor fitness facilities in the coming three years.

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"A COMMUNITY IN MOTION"

A pilot project for the structural promotion of physical activity in the Canton of St. Gallen

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Power to the children!?

The Commission for the Promotion of Children’s Interests (“KiKo”) exists since 1988. It is a subcommittee of the Committee for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens...

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A sport cooperative

ParkSport – a concept designed to promote sport and urban development

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Home is more than four walls

Good, safe and affordable accommodation in desirable districts with functioning infrastructure is a key factor in life quality. An interview with the president of GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs- und Immobilienunternehmen e. V. (the German Federal Association for Housing and Real Estate Companies), Axel Gedaschko.

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More than just somewhere to live

Home does not simply begin and end at the front door. In fact, much of what happens outside our own four walls helps us to feel comfortable with where we live, such as our encounters with others,...

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Community sport policies– current challenges and problems

In many places, sport policy does not have a particularly good reputation. Instead of creating sensible sporting infrastructure and optimally promoting sport, it is often said that focus in many regions is limited to administration of sports facilities and defence of perpetually limited funds.

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The exercise-friendly town

Regular sport helps stave off illnesses, promotes individual wellbeing, helps relieve stress, improves attitude towards life and quality of life. Public exercise areas are the foundation of being able to provide citizens with accessible and free exercise options locally. Uwe Lübking from the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) discusses the subject in this interview.

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Masterplan for Play and Movement

The instrumental anchoring of the promotion of movement using the City of Mülheim an der Ruhr as an example.

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Right to play

The German Children's Fund (DKHW) was established on 17 February 1972 by entrepreneurs and business people in Munich. The aim of the association was to improve playgrounds in Germany. What is the situation like today? An interview with the playground spokesperson from the DKHW, Claudia Neumann.

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Movement trail in public space

The Federal Association of Playground Equipment and Leisure Facilities Manufacturers (BSFH) has established a new committee: “Movement trail in public space”

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FEPI - NEW BEGINNINGS.

The meeting was attended by representatives from Lappset , Hags, Legnolandia and the Association of Play Industries (API).

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“Why Play?”

Children are growing up in a rapidly changing world characterized by higher and tougher standards of learning.

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Managing risks – shaping developments: How associations become fit for the future

Andreas Schriefers, lawyer, anwaltsKONTOR Schriefers Rechtsanwälte. The current economic crisis, which has been extensively covered by the media, leads to a reassessment of structures and forms of action everywhere.

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FEPI: GaLaBau and Child in the City Conference

Autumn sees the Federation of the European Play Industry (FEPI) kicking off a full agenda of events and activities, including: the General Assembly; GaLaBau exhibition; and Child in the City Conference.

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Communal reform

A recent report claiming that administrative municipalities need a population of at least 13,000 – 15,000 if they are to be viable over the long term has reinvigorated the jaded debate on communal reform in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Better City, Better Life

In the German Pavilion at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, Germany has taken the opportunity to showcase its multifaceted and enterprising policies and presents itself as a nation that is future-orientated and has a taste for innovation but which, at the same time, knows how to value its roots and its heritage.

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Schwerte shouldn’t be left to dwindle away

Demographics describe, analyse and explain population structures, i.e. the composition of the population from groups, which vary due to specific characteristics such as age, gender or nationality and demographics also forecast their future development.

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Crisis affects local tax revenue

The economic crisis has torn deep holes in the public funds of the Rhineland-Palatinate local authorities in the first three quarters. Compared to the previous year, local authority tax revenue sank by around 435 million EUR or 18 percent.

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Heading towards excessive debt

According to the November tax assessment, public authorities will collectively earn almost 320 billion less by 2012; for the local authorities this is over 40 billion EUR or around 18 percent of their tax revenue. The consequence for Bochum: “catastrophic” – according to City Treasurer Manfred Busch.