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Use this thread to post photos and links to your favourite DIY initiatives and share building tips.

The Power of DIY Urbanism: How a Group of Skateboarders Changed the City: This is a cool story from Finland I stumbled across.

CASE is a super-organized grassroots urban planning initiative from Calgary, Canada. They helped the city develop a skateboarding strategy and open 8 new skateparks in the last 10 years. 

Here are two articles about the DIY skate and arts scenes in Athens, Greece:

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thank you so much!! Really useful atm :)

Here's another really great, recent article by Chris Lawton from Skate Nottingham called 'Skateboarders are Saving your City

"In less than a year, skateboarding will make its debut in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. It’s an international sport with an estimated 50 million participants—but, more than that, skateboarding’s DIY ethos and strong ties with art, music, and the built environment make it an unlikely asset for cities.

In the past, skateboarding was seen as an antisocial activity: a swath of by-laws imposed restrictions in cities across the U.K.—including in my own city of Nottingham, where it was banned in 2000. But today, a growing body of evidence shows that skateboarding can help attract investment, reclaim public spaces and create resilient communities."