Globally, our great major cities are the beating heart of sporting life. Equally, whether it’s hosting the Olympics or investing in community clubs, sport is a key ingredient to a vibrant and vital city.
The new Portas Active Cities Index aims to help cities harness the power of sport. In this inaugural report, we take an innovative and holistic lens that looks beyond traditional event dollars, but considers policy, delivery, and infrastructure; we go beyond quantity to assess quality and fit; and throughout, we have taken a data-driven approach to provide the cities with a baseline for action.
Congratulations the city of Stockholm for topping this year’s list, ahead of Paris and Auckland! We look forward to working with all the cities to build out this index over the coming years. We hope the Portas Active Cities Index provides cities with a platform for learning, sharing, and friendly competition to make every city a great global sporting city.