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Urban Limitrophe is a podcast exploring the various initiatives happening in cities across the African continent to creatively solve problems, support their communities, create vibrant urban spaces, and build better cities overall. Tune in monthly to catch interviews with various guests doing great work to change the future of their cities and find out how you can get involved in helping them to make a difference in their communities and get inspired to start something new in yours.

Urban Limitrophe is a podcast exploring the various initiatives happening in cities across the African continent to creatively solve problems, support their communities, create vibrant urban spaces, and build better cities overall. Tune in monthly to catch interviews with various guests doing great work to change the future of their cities and find out how you can get involved in helping them to make a difference in their communities and get inspired to start something new in yours.

Location:

Toronto, ON

Description:

Urban Limitrophe is a podcast exploring the various initiatives happening in cities across the African continent to creatively solve problems, support their communities, create vibrant urban spaces, and build better cities overall. Tune in monthly to catch interviews with various guests doing great work to change the future of their cities and find out how you can get involved in helping them to make a difference in their communities and get inspired to start something new in yours.

Language:

English


Episodes

How OFF TO Magazine is Celebrating African Cities One Issue at a Time

10/5/2021
In this episode, I speak with Liz Gomis, about the inspiration and process of developing OFF TO Magazine. OFF TO Magazine is a bilingual, biannual magazine available online and through print, that explores African Cities through the eyes of local citizens. Each issue centers around one African city and uses the experience of local journalists, writers, artists, architects, urban planners, historians, and more, to dispel some myths about the city and share why it is a region worth heading off...

Duration:00:46:21

How the Mmofra Foundation is Designing Playful and Child-Friendly Cities in Ghana

8/4/2021
In this episode, I discuss urban play spaces and child-friendly cities with Amowi Phillips from the Mmofra Foundation. The Mmofra Foundations is a non-profit based out of Accra, Ghana that transforms urban spaces and urban green spaces into creative labs where children and youth can play and learn while being exposed to art, culture, and nature. In this episode, you'll learn about: Guest: Amowi Phillips mmofraghana.org...

Duration:01:18:12

How Gbobètô is Turning Waste into Sustainable Energy in Port-Novo, Benin

6/13/2021
In this episode, I discuss recycling and the importance of creating sustainable energy alternatives with Naomi Fagla Medegan, the founder of Gbobètô. Gbobètô is a non-profit based out of Porto-Novo, Benin that sees waste as a tool for social and sustainable development and through their various recycling programs works to make cities cleaner and communities empowered. In this episode, you'll learn about: Guest: Naomi Fagla Medegan https://gbobeto.org/@gbobeto...

Duration:00:46:48

How Hope Raisers Uses Digital Storytelling to Build Community Climate Resilience in Nairobi, Kenya

4/30/2021
In this episode, I discuss a bit about community climate change adaptation and the importance of incorporating the youth voice in decision-making with Daniel Onyango, the founder of The Hope Raisers Initiative. The Hope Raisers Initiative uses arts, culture, and sports to amplify the youth voice in the neighbourhood of Korogocho in Nairobi, Kenya. Through the organization, community members get opportunities to creatively transform public spaces in their neighbourhood whether that is through...

Duration:00:41:47

How The Abibiman Project is Tackling Food Insecurity One African Dish at a Time

3/28/2021
In this episode, I discuss a bit about the role of the cultural appropriateness of food in tackling food insecurity and chat with Chef Rachel Adjei, the founder of The Abibiman Project. The Abibiman Project is an initiative started by Rachel in October 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, that uses African cuisine and ingredients to help promote social justice and reduce food insecurity in Toronto's black community. In this episode, we’ll touch on: Guest: Rachel...

Duration:00:34:30

How iAfrika is Helping Local Public Libraries Bridge the Digital Language Divide

2/22/2021
In this episode, I discuss the importance of public libraries in cities with Professor Lia Frederiksen. I also chat with Grant McNulty of McNulty Consulting the team behind iAfrika, a mobile-friendly platform that works with local libraries to help their communities create and distribute African language content. In this episode, you'll learn about: Guest: Grant McNulty https://www.mcnulty.co.za/https://iafrika.org/Expert: Lia Frederiksen http://www.liafrederiksen.org/ Music by Imany...

Duration:00:46:47

How Surf Ghana is Building the First Skatepark in Accra

1/16/2021
In this episode, I discuss a bit about the role of skateboarding and skateparks in city building. I chat with Sandy Alibo, the founder of Surf Ghana, a non-profit based in Accra, Ghana that transforms its communities by bringing youth together using the power of skateboarding and surfing. In this episode, you'll learn about: Daily Paper Guest: Sandy Alibo www.surfghana.org@surfghana Music by Imany Lambropoulos More Urban Limitrophe: www.urbanlimitrophe.com@urbanlimitrophe Podcast...

Duration:00:36:23

Welcome to Urban Limitrophe

12/9/2020
Urban Limitrophe is a podcast exploring the various initiatives happening in cities across the African continent to creatively solve problems, support their communities, create vibrant urban spaces, and build better cities overall. Tune in to catch interviews with various guests doing great work to change the future of their cities and get inspired to start something new in yours. Coming soon! Music by Imany Lambropoulos Podcast concept and development by Alexandra Lambropoulos. Please...

Duration:00:00:48