Episode 13: Teens in the Streets
What happens when young boys take the streets? In Philadelphia a recent informal “critical mass” event sparked outrage from a local news anchor who even went so far as to criticize their “manliness” due to riding a bike.
Personally, we love these guys (so long as their staying out of serious trouble). In this episode we touch on teens using streets as their public space, how to keep youth out of trouble through things like after-school programs, and even how the media should be thinking about these kinds of deeper urban issues.
This is also the first episode introducing our new outro Urbanist Women at Work! We’re looking forward to sharing your advice as women in urbanism on social media by using the hashtag #urbanistwomenatwork, or you can email us your anonymous submission at email@example.com.
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Here are the references in this episode:
Spoke Magazine: One Way to Glory
Atlantic Magazine: How Iceland Got Teens to Say No to Drugs
Philly.com: Teen Mob in Center City
Wikipedia: Critical Mass
Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode