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:
Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Concordia University Research Chair in Integrated Design, Ecology And Sustainability for the Built Environment (IDEAS-BE)