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Video: Copenhagenize founder fronts TV series on sustainable cities

Filming is underway but the broadcaster is not yet known

Influential urban designer Mikael Colville-Andersen – the man who coined the phrase "Copenhagenize" in reference to the cycling conditions in his home city – is to present a new TV series in which he will visit various cities around the world to talk to people who are working to improve city life.

Produced by DBCom of Montreal, The Life-Sized City will "seek out the pockets of life-sized goodness in cities around the world."

It will be filmed this year and broadcast in 2017. Colville-Andersen told BikeBiz: "The series is fully financed but who will broadcast is still to be confirmed." He mentions the Discovery Channel and National Geographic as being the kinds of broadcaster he expects to take an interest.

The trailer sees Colville-Andersen pedalling round Montreal, pondering how ‘a very people-friendly city’ can improve its transportation further.

Colville-Andersen last year described London as the "Village Idiot of Urban Innovation". He is unimpressed that schemes to take cyclists off London's streets keep being proposed and says many such proposals are overcomplicated and fail to provide for the way people actually use city streets.

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