Skateboarding

October 3, 2014, 6am PDT
More cities around the country are embracing skateparks as a vital part of park design, leading to a new wave of urban design standards tailored for skateboarders.
Next City
May 2, 2011, 6am PDT
A spectacular series of recent photos from Seattle's Colonnade Park built beneath highway I-5 tell the story of adapted urban space.
Free Association Design
March 6, 2011, 1pm PST
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.
The Philadelphia Daily News
May 16, 2010, 1pm PDT
Bridge construction in New York City threatens to shut down an infamous and informal skatepark.
The New York Times
April 10, 2010, 5am PDT
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.
Urban Omnibus
August 20, 2009, 7am PDT
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.
Los Angeles Times
December 29, 2008, 2pm PST
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.
The New York Times
November 3, 2008, 12pm PST
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.
The Globe and Mail