This rough and tumble sport has smashed through gender stereotypes – can it now be a force for social change?
Don't be alarmed: it's no more dangerous than other sports, and in fact, it's actually good for your health.
Jogging is the ultimate urban sport: accessible, affordable and very, very good for you.
Some are sceptical about the sport's involvement in the Olympics – but skateboarding has long proven capable of coping with corporate interest.
This playful form of rebellion is empowering people all over the world to move freely around their cities.
The first article in our series on urban sports looks at how CrossFit has given gruelling exercise a corporate makeover – and why that might be a good thing.
Skateboarding is an increasingly popular activity.
A man skateboards in Moscow. Maxim Shemetov
Skateboarders are being driven from Melbourne's Lincoln Square after community complaints. But skaters are citizens too, and with obesity on the rise, their activities should be encouraged.
Skaters bring culture and creativity to places others avoid.
Skate scenes are social, creative, and can make urban living better for everyone.