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Sk8ting the Sinking City
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review
  • Benjamin A Shirtcliff, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Accepted Manuscript
Publication Date
1-1-2014
DOI
10.1504/IER.2015.071016
Abstract
Hot, humid, cracking, and sinking, the Crescent City seems unlikely for skateboarding. Frequently referenced for being 'up to no good,' unsupervised adolescents seem an unusual candidate to create opportunities for environmental justice. The paper examines how settings afford prosocial behaviours amongst skateboarding adolescents. Young people have a unique capacity to improve settings for play. Using evidence collected from site observation and YouTube videos, sk8ters reveal that supportive places can arise from blight and vacancy. The research has broader implications for sustainability and environmental justice professionals working with vulnerable populations to transform degraded spaces into beneficial places.
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This is an article from Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 2015 16(2-4); 97-123. Doi: 10.1504/IER.2015.071016. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Benjamin A Shirtcliff. "Sk8ting the Sinking City" Interdisciplinary Environmental Review Vol. 16 Iss. 2-4 (2014) p. 97 - 123
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/benjamin_shirtcliff/7/