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Bicycle Urbanism by Design

Bicycle Urbanism by Design:
a talk by Mikael Colville-Andersen

CEO of Copenhagenize Design Company talks anthropology, design and how to modernize our cities

For 7000 years, streets were public domain: the most democratic spaces in the history of homo sapiens. The automobile changed that. Using direct human observation and basic design principles in urban planning, we can try and reverse the damage done to our cities by a century of traffic engineering. It's time to move on. Anthropology and design can make the difference in our quest to modernize our cities.

In his talk, Mikael speaks to the importance of following 'desire lines' and highlights Copenhagenize Design Co.'s work with their Desire Line Tool, as well as presenting the thoughts and observations of some of the leading minds in the field. Mikael has given numerous keynotes and TED talks, and his approach and philosophy have led others to refer to him as "the Richard Dawkins of cycling" in The Guardian, "the Pope of urban cycling" in La Presse among others, and "the Bieber of urban cycling" by the CBC.

Join us at 5 p.m. on February 9 at Concordia University for an engaging talk and subsequent discussion about our cities of today, moderated by Dr. Zachary Patterson, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment.

Presented with the generous support of:

Concordia University's

  • Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
  • Concordia University Research Chair in Integrated Design, Ecology And Sustainability for the Built Environment (IDEAS-BE)
  • TRIP Lab
  • Institute for Urban Futures
  • Sustainability Concordia, and the  

School of Urban Planning, McGill University

Mikael Colville-Andersen

Paul Holmquist





February 9, 2017
5pm – 7pm
Room GN E-104
Grey Nuns Annex 
(1211-1215 St-Mathieu St.)1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve W. 
Concordia University
Metro Guy-Concordia

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