Skateboarding

A spectacular series of recent photos from Seattle's Colonnade Park built beneath highway I-5 tell the story of adapted urban space.
May 2, 2011   Free Association Design
Philadelphia may lose its world-famous skateboarding landmark with the renovation of its LOVE Park plaza, flaring a decade-old debate that has made international headlines.
Mar 6, 2011   The Philadelphia Daily News
Bridge construction in New York City threatens to shut down an infamous and informal skatepark.
May 16, 2010   The New York Times
This piece from <em>Urban Omnibus</em> looks at how underutilized parts of the built environment are embraced by the skateboard community, and how those urban aspects are often co-opted into skatepark design.
Apr 10, 2010   Urban Omnibus
A nonprofit program started in 2007 is teaching kids in Kabul, Afghanistan how to skateboard. This slideshow from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> takes a look.
Aug 20, 2009   Los Angeles Times
The New York Times reports that skateboarders are coming from as far away as Germany to skate empty swimming pools throughout foreclosed neighborhoods in cities like Fresno, where boarders have set up shop.
Dec 29, 2008   The New York Times
In a privately-owned plaza designed by Mies van der Rohe in Toronto, owners have sliced into benches to dissuade skateboarding. Some call it an affront to the legendary designer's work.
Nov 3, 2008   The Globe and Mail