In the late 20th century, other more informal ways of sports practice emerged from conventional spaces to take public space. It is a paradigm change that places sport within a complex structure of relationships, in which administrations take advantage to promote a more active life amongst citizens, generate social capital, and show a renewed image of the city with international projection. With the aim of delving into the relationship between urbanism and sports practices, this article explores and validates the characteristics for a facilitating and inclusive urban design. Through the analysis of the waterfront of Barcelona, the pertinence of its design for the promotion of a more active life is verified, but it is noted that the practices it receives do not improve the exclusion rates present in conventional sports venues.
|Translated title of the contribution||The design of urban public space for the promotion of sports practice|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Revista Espanola de Sociologia|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- Public space
- Sports practice
- Urban design