Mikael Colville-Andersen is the Founder and CEO of Copenhagenize Design Company. He is also the host of The Life-Sized City, a TV show that highlights “pockets of life-sized goodness in cities around the world.”
Some of our favourite cities are the ones that have certain qualities. They’re comfortable – you can easily get around by walking or biking, and the buildings aren’t so massive that you feel insignificant. They’re interesting – there are all kinds of things to see and do. They’re exciting – there are other people around adding to the energy of the place.
And then there are other places that don’t quite fit this description. If you’ve ever walked on a narrow sidewalk along an eight lane road, you know what we’re talking about. You feel like you’re taking your life into your own hands just by going for a walk. These places don’t consider the needs of actual human beings.
In this episode, we wanted to talk to Mikael, as he is exploring places around the world that are showing how cities can be comfortable, interesting and exciting.
- Watch The Life-Sized City: https://tvo.org/programs/the-life-sized-city
- Copenhagen Cycle Chic: http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com
- Copenhagenize: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism: https://islandpress.org/book/copenhagenize
- Learn more about Copenhagenize: https://copenhagenize.eu
- He Plants for Victory by the National Film Board: https://www.nfb.ca/film/he_plants_for_victory/
- Learn more about the team behind 360° City: http://intelligentfutures.ca
- Follow Mikael on Instagram (@copenhagenizer) or Twitter (@copenhagenize)