Cities are where the large majority of the world’s population live, and in this global context of exponential rise of urbanisation and non-communicable diseases – it is where disruptive change can and must take place! 

A Global Active City centers its actions around the well-being of its citizens to help shape a city fit for the future, and in turn benefit from the collateral effect on the economy, security, education, and environment.

The Global Active City certification is a comprehensive solution empowering cities to take concrete steps towards enhancing the health and well-being of their population. Cities will benefit from a dynamic network and a results-driven model to improve governance and efficiency, while being guided by tried and tested methods, set requirements, and best practices.

The Global Active City approach has been designed to be applicable to cities of all sizes and demographics, with varying social and economic situations. The approach is organic, contextual, and builds on what already exists, allowing compatible standards, programmes and initiatives to strengthen the Global Active City framework.


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