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L’aménagement des parkour-parks : les espaces dédiés pour les activités ludo-sportives comme outils d’inclusion? Études de cas à Nantes et à Rennes


Lesné, R., Gibout, C. & Lebreton, F.



Loisir et Societe

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skateboarding, parkour, dedicated open space for sports, recreational urbanity, youth citizenship


Skating sports have dominated the field of studies in human and social sciences regarding sports-leisure practices for a long time, particularly because of their visibility in cities by the establishment of open spaces: skate parks. However, since the 1990s, these activities that invest in urban spaces have been diversifying. Parkour is one of them and presents the originality of questioning the (skate and/or parkour) parks, as it is an urban planning tool and it is also dedicated to the development of open and public facilities for this activity. Based on a literature review and a study conducted in Rennes and Nantes, we question this fact of the park and show that, beyond its urban planning issues, it constitutes (1) a lever of the emergence of renewed youth citizenship; and (2) a vehicle for building not only a sporty, but more broadly recreational, urbanity.


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