Sports creatives for a better world

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Action sports for development and peace

This website is for all of those involved or interested in the power and potential of action sports for creating positive social change. It aims to create an international knowledge community - a space for sharing news and knowledge across sites and sports. Whether you are the founder of an ASDP organization, group or initiative, an international staff member or volunteer, a local staff member or participant, an individual donor or corporate sponsor, a student or researcher, this page is for you to share your ideas and experiences, ask questions, and engage in constructive dialogue about the most pressing issues facing our field.

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sep 2016

TedX talk: Action Sports for a Better World

Founder of this website, Dr Holly Thorpe, gave a TedX talk titled 'Action Sports for a Better World' in July. The video is now available on YouTube. She explains why action sports can offer a valuable contribution to development work, and advocates ground-up approaches to development. She includes examples from her research with Skateistan (Afghanistan), PK Gaza (Palestine), the Parisite Skatepark (New Orleans) and youth in Christchurch post-earthquakes.

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