Motions in the City : Physical Activity and Mobility in a Segregated City

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Title Motions in the City : Physical Activity and Mobility in a Segregated City
Author(s) Book, Karin
Date 2015
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Sweden has a long tradition of youth sports in non-profit sports clubs that belong to what is known as the Swedish sports movement. A large proportion of adolescents are at some point members of the sports movement; however, this share is decreasing, and sports participation is becoming increasingly diverse. This paper deals with the activity level and geographical/territorial range in connection to physical activity among adolescents in three residential areas with different spatial and socio-economic characteristics in Malmö, Sweden. The methods employed include surveys, interviews and field trips, and the time-geographical constraint concept is used as a tool for understanding the patterns. Organised activities are more frequent among the adolescents in the middle-class area than in the lower status areas. The self-organised activity rate is fairly high in all areas, but the geographical range increases with socio-economic status and fewer constraints. In this paper, I also discuss the planning of different types of physical-activity places and emphasise the importance of ordinary, everyday environments, in which many adolescents spend their leisure time. However, it is also essential to develop new types of spaces for physical activities and social interactions; to invite different groups, preferably in new constellations, into the planning process; and to spread information concerning the supply of spaces and activities in a way that reaches out to all groups.
Publisher Royal Geographical Society
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) physical activity
territorial range
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note Royal Geographical Society, with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) Annual International Conference 2015, Exeter, Storbritannien, 1-4 september 2015.
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