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Revolutionising active places and spaces – the theme for this year’s seminar programme
We are inviting submissions to present at this year’s physical activity facilities forum
Potential topics include 

Inspiring activity in children and young people
Outdoor spaces
Creating inclusive spaces that inspire participation
Sustainable design
Facilities that support ‘ageing well’
Schools sports & play 
Holistic facilities  
World class facilities for performance athletes/sportspeople
Innovation in design & build

Please send a short synopsis in the first instance to brittany@paf-forum.co.uk by 21st June 2019.

speakers at the physical activity facilities VIRTUAL forum

Developing the Great outdoors ”.

Sarah Watts, CEO, Alliance Leisure  

Exploring ways that Councils are looking to protect green spaces by ensuring commercial sustainability .Reflecting the changing economic challenges and increased importance communities place on vibrant and attractive outdoor spaces.


“What should the future look like for Public Sector Leisure?”

Marianne Boyle, Head of Infrastructure, UKactive

The current pandemic has significantly impacted public sector leisure provision, facilities that cannot re-open and may remain closed indefinitely, facilities that have opened yet are at risk of closure the longer restrictions are in place.

Whilst the fight to secure the future of these facilities is ongoing ukactive have also taken this opportunity to engage with and consult our Public Sector Leisure delivery providers.

This presentation is the collation of one:one anonymised interviews from Leaders across public sector leisure and gives a real insight into what they view as being the challenges and opportunities for developing a Public leisure sector that is fit for the future.

“Play at the Heart”

Mark Hardy, Independent Chair, Association of Play Industries

Exploring how and why the ubiquitous ‘public playground’ is mostly taken for granted and is becoming seriously underfunded. These play areas are far more than simply ‘swings and roundabouts’ and are actually essential public resources. Used intelligently, how such areas can enhance communities and promote true inclusivity.

“Applying active design principles to our towns and cities”.

Irina Korneychuk, Associate, FaulknerBrowns Architects

Whilst leisure buildings can provide an essential focus for both team and individual activity, good design can play a key role in encouraging external active places and indeed the wider active infrastructure of our towns and cities.

In particular, the carefully considered relationships between buildings, public spaces and infrastructure can play an important role in promoting active lifestyles and bringing hard-to-reach people to activity. This talk will explore these themes with reference to case studies from the UK and further afield.

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