Mikael Colville-Andersen
urbanist. designer.

Mikael has been working passionately to transform and improve cities for over a decade. He founded Copenhagenize Design Company in 2007 and has since worked tirelessly on urban planning projects for cities around the world. A much sought-after speaker, Mikael has given his inspirational keynotes in over 100 cities, combining his many urban philosophies with his work experience in cities in entertaining and thought-provoking presentations.

Mikael is best known for his philosophy about simplifying urban planning and urban cycling and how we should be designing our cities and streets instead of relying on traffic engineering.

His book Copenhagenize - the definitive guide to global bicycle urbanism, which was published in April 2018, sums up over a decade of his thinking, analysing and efforts to force urban change using the bicycle as the most effective tool in our urban toolboxes. He is currently hosting a global television series about urbanism called The Life-Sized City where he curates great ideas and experiences from cities around the world.

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