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Urban Bounce

Urban Bounce

By Samphe Brulé
A weekly exploration into urban infrastructure and ecosystems, governance, civil society, cultural life and community. We'll take a look at what makes a city livable, just and sustainable, and highlight exemplary urban design and social innovations from around the world. Hosted by Samphe Brulé.
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Edible Cities? Food Forests Foster Community Connection & Healing

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From Baby Boxes to Cycling Infrastructure: Social Innovation in Scandinavia
In May 2019, two years ago, my mom, Patricia Ballamingie, and I visited Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. On this week's episode of Urban Bounce, we talk about some of the social innovations from each country that stood out to us, from Finland's baby boxes to Denmark's cycling infrastructure. Follow Urban Bounce on Instagram: Listen to Urban Bounce on Anchor:
May 3, 2021
Los Angeles Volunteers Help Residents Overcome Barriers to Vaccination
Los Angeles has opened COVID vaccination eligibility to all citizens over the age of 16. But there are still barriers to accessing vaccination appointments. I sat down with organizers from two grassroots volunteer groups — Get Out The Shot LA and VAXIE — who are working to ensure all members of their communities are able to get vaccinated. These advocates are the definition of neighbours helping neighbours.  Thank you to this week's guests, Liz Schwandt and Calista Vassios. Follow Urban Bounce on Instagram: Listen to Urban Bounce on Anchor: Get Out the Shot Los Angeles: VAXIE:
April 19, 2021
Edible Cities? Food Forests Foster Community Connection & Healing
Food forests are often considered the ultimate gardens — once established based on permaculture design principles, these forests become self-sustaining, capable of nourishing communities with very little labour. Today I'm speaking with Shelley Lambert, a Chief Food Forester at the forefront of establishing food forests here in Ottawa, and Celeste Lomax, an organizer of the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill in Atlanta, Georgia. Follow Urban Bounce on Instagram: Browns Mill Urban Food Forest: Celestial Care Solutions: Just Food Community Farm:
April 12, 2021
Canada's Fight for Free Public Transit
In this episode of Urban Bounce, I speak with organizers from Free Transit Toronto, Ottawa, and Edmonton. We discuss how reimagining Canada's public transit systems has implications beyond just transportation: it would change the way we plan our cities; help to address issues of police carding on buses and trains; and create a cityscape accessible to everyone, regardless of whether or not they own a car. A huge thank you to this week's guests (in order of appearance): Herman Rosenfeld, Jasmine Mohamed, Josh McEvoy, and Sol Bobier. Follow Urban Bounce on Instagram: Free Transit Toronto: Free Transit Ottawa: Free Transit Edmonton:
April 5, 2021