Introducing Active Citizens Worldwide...

London, Auckland and Singapore have been announced as Founding Cities in a ground-breaking new global initiative designed to get millions of people active in cities around the world.

Pioneering the way to a more active world

We are delighted to announce the launch of Active Citizens Worldwide (ACW) in partnership with Auckland, London and Singapore as founding cities in a ground-breaking global initiative designed to get millions more people active.
ACW will help city leaders across the world achieve a positive step-change in physical activity levels through in-depth analysis, multi-city collaboration and global benchmarking. This will provide them with a deep, fact-based understanding of what drives the activity levels of their citizens.
For too long policymakers have had to rely only on high level case studies and general good practices from other cities, combined with trial and error, when designing physical activity interventions. Portas are committed, through ACW, in supporting policymakers and agencies to implement the most effective strategies and interventions for their city based on deep insights.
It is time major cities worldwide realise fully the potential of physical activity to make a positive impact on health, societal and economic outcomes.
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Commenting on the launch of Active Citizens Worldwide, Tove Okunniwa, Chief Executive, London Sport said:

Active Citizens Worldwide offers an exciting opportunity to broaden our understanding of what drives participation in cities across the globe. Strong insight and data are vital to effective decision-making for physical activity and sport, and the Active Citizens Worldwide initiative will afford tremendous opportunities to learn from and share global best-practice.

“We are delighted to make London a part of this international community and look forward to working with Auckland, Singapore and other counterparts in further cities as Active Citizens Worldwide grows throughout 2018.”


Dr Sarah Sandley, Chief Executive of Aktive, said:

Aktive is committed to helping people and communities across Auckland to achieve sport and recreation habits for life. Auckland’s role as a Founding City in Active Citizens Worldwide will assist with actionable insights and monitoring that will further support Aktive and its partners with practical initiatives to deliver growth in physical activity. Our involvement will provide another valuable tool that will assist us here on the ground in Auckland.”


Dr Chiang Hock Woon, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sport Singapore said:
“Sport Singapore is privileged to be one of three founding cities of the Active Citizens Worldwide project. As part of our Vision 2030 sports master plan, we are committed to adopt sport as a strategy to encourage our people to lead healthier, better and fulfilling lives. We look forward to a successful collaboration through sharing insights and best practices. We hope that this movement will encourage like-minded cities to also be part of this in future.”

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