Ep 6 was recorded in Copenhagen with Mikael Colville-Andersen: urban planner, activist, host of the TV series The Life-Sized City and the author of Copenhagenize - The Definitive Guide To Global Bicycle Urbanism.
He's also behind the Bikes4Ukraine initiative.
We talk about:
-Copenhagen, of course, but also Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Montreal and others
-cycle chic and the arrogance of space
-the better choice between a dumb city and a "smart city"
-what are modern cobblestones and sponge parks
-the joys of sidewalk life
-how to communicate the reallocation of urban space: ask or don't ask the citizens
-why cities are more influential than climate summits
-the analog gift of the pandemic
-how to get from 2% cycling share in a city to 10% in one year
-bikes in war and disaster zones
-the US disappointment and the car hell in the center of Europe
-participatory democracy at street level, new people’s movements
-the age of urbanism after the car dictatorship
-how a metro is not always a great idea
-why even Denmark still has a problem with cars
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