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

Season 1 | Episode 6
1h 18m | Aug 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:

  • how the organization uses creative placemaking and urban design to transform their Mmofra Place Park into an outdoor play and learning lab,
  • the highlights and challenges of implementing play spaces in Accra's marketplaces,
  • what a child-friendly/youth-friendly space looks, 
  • how the Mmofra Foundation is collaborating with other play experts across the continent to develop an Africa Play Network, 
  • and much more!

Guest: Amowi Phillips 

This episode is sponsored by the University of Toronto School of Cities. “The School of Cities convenes urban-focused researchers, educators, students, practitioners and the general public to explore and address complex urban challenges, with the aim of making cities and urban regions more sustainable, prosperous, inclusive and just.” To learn more about their work visit

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Podcast concept, development, and design by Alexandra Lambropoulos.

Music by Imany Lambropoulos

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