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Exploring the Role of Skateparks as Places for Young People: A case study of skateparks in Prince George, B.C

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dc.contributor.advisor Paine, Cecelia
dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Sean
dc.contributor.author Hung, Sanya
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-01T15:34:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-01T15:34:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2018-08
dc.date.created 2018-08-26
dc.date.issued 2019-04-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/15851
dc.description.abstract Although some people suggest that skateparks enable undesirable behaviour and increase crime, others argue that skateparks provide much needed public places. The aim of this study is to explore how skateparks may address the needs of young people in Prince George, B.C. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with key informants involved in the planning, design and implementation of two skateparks in Prince George, B.C. Data on user experience and the role of each skatepark was collected through secondary data analysis. Results revealed that skateparks are in-demand facilities that may provide places for young people to use legitimately, where individuality, acceptance and creativity are welcomed; where young people meet and socialize with others and engage in unstructured, accessible, low-cost recreation and physical activity and stress release. Engagement and strong partnership between adolescents, community members, skatepark designers, and municipalities in the early planning stages may be associated with higher levels of community satisfaction. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject skate parks en_US
dc.subject skateboarding en_US
dc.subject exclusion en_US
dc.subject public space en_US
dc.subject places for young people en_US
dc.title Exploring the Role of Skateparks as Places for Young People: A case study of skateparks in Prince George, B.C en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US


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