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dc.contributor.authorPender, Daniel Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:29:14Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:29:14Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.otherpender_daniel_b_201005_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/pender_daniel_b_201005_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26445
dc.description.abstractSkateboarding has become the fastest rising social sport in America. Historically, this sport tends to attract a stereotyped grungy, nomadic, “pack-oriented” crowd that thrives off of the buzz of performing tricks in urban spaces. Unfortunately, this self-expressive crowd, as well as the destructive nature of the sport, has caused much of the general public to form negative opinions of skateboarding. Because of this, in combination with recent trends to “green up” cities and to accommodate for the sport’s increasing popularity, skateboarding (both physically and socially) is being forced to the outskirts of communities where poorly-built, less accessible, and environmentally insensitive skateparks are taking the place of socially rich urban skating environments. This thesis investigates the social/environmental issues associated with isolated and inadequate skateparks and the implications they may have on the future of the sport. Insight gained is applied to a skatepark design for my hometown of Luray, Virginia.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectskateparks
dc.subjectskate plaza
dc.subjectskateable art
dc.subjectconcrete obstacles
dc.subjectprefab obstacles
dc.subjectLuray
dc.subjectVirginia
dc.titleReversing the isolation and inadequacies of skateparks
dc.title.alternativedesigning to successfully integrate skateboarding into downtown Luray, Virginia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMLA
dc.description.departmentSchool of Environmental Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorBruce K. Ferguson
dc.description.committeeBruce K. Ferguson
dc.description.committeeMark Reinberger
dc.description.committeeBrian Lahaie


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