Knowledge framework

AMELIA aims at engaging several stakeholders to establish and develop a new Aesthetic Transnational Movement to enhance sporty lifestyles and inclusive active public spaces, consistent with the New European Bauhaus initiative. AMELIA triggers cities leaders, planners, architects, sport clubs, sport federation, civic and youths’ organizations to initiate a Transnational network and Living Labs to share practices, ideate proposals, and test pilot sport-based solutions and to advance inclusive placemaking and active regeneration.

Spotlight on AMELIA deliverables


We carried a survey to assess the current role of sport, comparing stakeholders’ perceptions, envisioning needed transformations, understanding the potential of placemaking and tactical urbanism, initiating AMELIA transnational network, and testing real-life solutions. It helped us to conceptualize the role and potential of active urban places, compare theory to practice in different national contexts, and provide theoretical and practical inputs for designing and testing sport-based solutions.

What we have found is that:

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We believe that consolidating a common understanding and vision about what is important in terms of rethinking and reshaping public spaces and which further steps need to be taken is where we need to start from. That’s why the AMELIA partners coordinated a process of sharing knowledge, ideas, approaches, practices, and experiences, involving diverse city leaders, planners, architects, sport clubs, sport federations, civic and youth organisations in the process of creating a common position.

The joint position paper conceptualizes the basic needs for establishing a new Transnational Aesthetic Movement and emphasizes on the importance of combining aesthetics with a multifunctional approach to creating healthy active, and inclusive public spaces. It provides a ‘common language to speak on’ and aims to unite experts, businesses, institutions, and citizens to co-design in creative and inclusive ways possible solutions that go beyond the boundaries of buildings or infrastructures.

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We created a sourcebook to provide valuable information and inspire readers (especially urban planners, policy makers, and local communities) by sharing good practices and relevant sources. The comprehensive collection of 101 good practices highlighted in the sourcebook is specifically focused on sport-based solutions that promote active and healthy lifestyles. These solutions are intended to encourage the development of strategies and initiatives that utilize sport and play as key elements.

In the sourcebook you can see these sport-based solutions categorized into five main areas: sport and/or play based solution in built environment; sport and/or play based solution in landscape and parks; placemaking for active and healthy lifestyles; playmaking for active and healthy lifestyles; and tactical urbanism initiative for active lifestyles.

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This document was born as an in-depth tool of Amelia’s research phase that first of all asks: how much does the structure of a city affect the involvement of its inhabitants in a healthy lifestyle? Drawing on the survey, the collected good practices, and findings from the AMELIA Living Labs, the ATLAS provides useful hints for the optimal utilization of public spaces and how they can fit the NEB concept and goals.

To identify winning choices and best strategies, we systematize and analyze existing data and transpose it into five key topics relevant to the placemaking and tactical urbanism: “Active spaces”; “Investment”; “Citizens engagement”; “Ethics dimension of active places”; and “Aesthetic dimension of active places”.