How can sport address this issue ?
Urban sports facilities are a powerful tool for the development, inclusion and sustainability of cities and communities. Given their mass appeal, sports facilities help to strengthen social ties in neighbourhoods, thus helping to maintain local populations and encourage their involvement in collective, social and economic life.
Sports facilities are a source of positive identification and accessibility, and most facilities are relatively simple and inexpensive. These infrastructures increase the attractiveness of neighbourhoods and can contribute to local economic development.
Often well received by local people, these projects and sports spaces make it possible to maintain a dialogue between the public authorities and civil society.