Welcome to City Move

CityMove seeks to research the impact of active and healthier urban environments on reducing the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases.

CityMove studies the impact of 13 physical activity interventions in six cities across three continents, using the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) as a guide, and will develop an evaluation framework to promote the scalability and transferability of the elements that support and accelerate physical activity in the least active or vulnerable groups.

CityMove Cities:

• Africa: Kampala.
• Europe: Antwerp, Ljubljana, and Rotterdam.
• Latin America: Bogotá and Lima.

CityMove is funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme (2024 -2027)

The City Move Project

The World Health Organisation video illustrates the importance of physical activity to our health and wellbeing.

The City Move project is being coordinated by University of Antwerp, in partnership with the University of Essex, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, National University of Agraria La Molina, Foundation University of Juan N Corpas, Makererre University, The City of Antwerp and Walk21 Foundation

City Move planned outcomes

Reduce premature NCD mortality

CITY MOVE takes GAPPA and brings it to the city level, where 56% of today’s population lives and is implemented in 3 LMICs. Since 86% of premature NCD deaths occur in LMICs, this increases the magnitude of impact of the outcomes.

Improve Public health strategies

CITY MOVE collaborates with operational-level decision-makers (city-departments, public health institutes) and implementers (NGOs, communities, health professionals) to successfully implement GAPPA strategies and to strengthen their capacity for sustained improvement of public health strategies through tools and methods.

Better data capacity and evaluation

CITY-MOVE strengthens the capacity to build monitoring and evaluation systems and how to use them in decision-making. The spin-offs to decision-making in other fields are likely to extend the significance to other domains of urban health and wellbeing. Scale.

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