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In addition to contributing to resolving the housing shortage, the city is also committed to promoting sports and physical activity. Investing in sport means investing in public spaces. If we want to get as many people as possible playing sports, we’ll need additional square meterage to meet increasing demand.
Initiatives such as the Quest Junior Memo offer a particularly good solution due to the relatively small size of the playground structures. The ease with the interactive element can be integrated with the public space. In addition to the benefits of spatial planning, interactive play is also an essential aid for combatting obesity and inactivity in children. The current generation of children is growing up with tablets, smartphones, and online gaming, as a result of which play has now taken on a completely different meaning. To encourage children to engage in physical activity, nevertheless, static games are now being combined with physical activity. The additional competition element always challenges users to broaden their horizons, particularly in children who dislike the physical activity.
Amsterdam aspires to position itself as an urban city in which physical activity is an integral part of spatial design. Due to urbanization and increasing pressure on public spaces, we face the challenge of keeping the city liveable despite accelerated urbanization, combined with different ways of living, working, and moving in the city. The Quest Junior Memo is ideally suited to a city like Amsterdam due to its dynamics. A spring rider will always be a spring rider, but the Memo program can be adapted continually, and as a whole, it fulfills the demands of this era.
The sports and games space continues to evolve and is exceptionally sensitive to new trends and developments. It’s essential to have the confidence to invest in new initiatives to meet the needs of the new generation of children. Interactive play is a relatively new phenomenon in our capital city. I am convinced that this new way of playing can rely on sufficient support and interest once it becomes tangible to new users.
Furthermore, the combination of physical activity and education is a development we are following closely. For example, we are swamped designing school playgrounds in Amsterdam in a specific way to make them suitable for (environmental) education. As such, the Quest Junior Memo is a useful addition to the school’s educational curriculum.
As a Physically Active City, our vision of Amsterdam seeks to equip the city in such a way that it invites all residents to engage in recreation, sports, and play, whether consciously or unconsciously. Exercising more is essential for good health. Therefore, we are trying to get young and old moving in the most diverse ways, for example, by creating more space for cyclists and pedestrians, placing play incentives in busy places, or installing challenging playgrounds.
We currently have nine interactive play structures in Amsterdam. Our updated playground plan states that we’ll focus more on trends and developments and, thus, interactive play. Traditional play installations will naturally continue to be a part of our stock of playground equipment.
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