Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Interdisciplinary Environmental Review

Volume

16

Issue

2-4

First Page

97

Last Page

123

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.

Comments

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