Essay: Active Cities

© Rasmus Hjørtshøj/COAST
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© Mikkel Frost/CEBRA
© Iwan Baan © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
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© Walter Mair
© Laura Stamer
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The rise of fitness awareness leaves its mark on cities, with facilities for sport and exercise increasingly impacting public space. This leads to new design challenges, but enough room should remain for spontaneous, unplanned appropriation of public space by citizens.