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Welcome to the happy place of Mikael Colville-Andersen - urbanist, author and host of the TV series The Life-Sized City. With this podcast, he self-medicates himself against his lifelong anxiety about the numbing certainty of mortality by taking tiny, tasty pills of positivity. He presents the 100 things he'll miss when he's dead.
 
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In episode 15 of 100 Things I'll Miss When I'm Dead, Mikael explores #60-63 on his list. In praise of Archaeology, That Place Where the River Bends, Cold and Sunny Winter Days and Sailing. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary series The Life-Sized City. He was still very much alive while wr…
 
In Episode 21 of the Life-Sized City podcast, Mikael Colville-Andersen engages his friend Bianca Hermansen - Danish architect, urbanist and thinker - in the idea of The Erotic City from an urbanist perspective. Eroticism, sensuality and intimacy are incredibly human needs but how does urban design allow them to thrive and flourish? To what extent d…
 
In Episode 14, Mikael explores how he'll miss Being on Time, Giving up Control (welcome to the no control segment of this episode...), Wine and Making Food. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary series The Life-Sized City. He was still very much alive while writing this. Which is a good thin…
 
Pinar Pinzuti is a cycling advocate based in Milan. A veritable powerhouse of spreading the word about the importance of reestablishing the bicycle as transport in our cities. Pinar started the Fancy Women Bike Ride in Izmir, Turkey in 2013 and, in 2021, there were 150 rides in thirty countries. In this conversation with Mikael, Pinar discusses the…
 
Episode 19: What is slow, life-sized travel? On a visit to an off-the-grid tiny house in the Helsinki archipelago, Mikael discusses the idea with his friend, Carl Honoré. Carl is an author, broadcaster and the man who started the global Slow Movement. While Mikael has been thinking about Life-sized Travel for years, Carl has also been playing aroun…
 
In episode 13 of 100 Things I'll Miss When I'm Dead, Mikael sings the praise of departing, arriving - and all the movement in between. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary series The Life-Sized City. He was still very much alive while writing this. Which is a good thing. http://colville-and…
 
Episode 12 is in praise of Words and Storytelling. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary series The Life-Sized City. He was still very much alive while writing this. Which is a good thing. http://colville-andersen.comBy Mikael Colville-Andersen
 
Mikael interviews the Chief Design Officer for Helsinki, Hanna Harris. Not many cities have a Chief Design Officer. Helsinki was the first city in the world to create the position back in 2016. The question shouldn’t be “should we get a CDO in our city” but rather “why don’t we have one already?!”In Ep 15, Mikael interviews Deputy Mayor of Helsinki…
 
Good to be back. Episode 11 is in praise of Sweat and Maps. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary series The Life-Sized City. He was still very much alive while writing this. Which is a good thing. http://buymeacoffee.com/MIKAEL http://colville-andersen.com…
 
Mikael meets up with his friend, Danish architect, urbanist and thinker, Bianca Hermansen again. This time to talk long and hard about the importance of urban greenery.They cover... brace yourself… - How urban greenery is patriarchal - and based on outdated policies dictated by men so walking around a city with pollen allergies is basically having …
 
Mikael has a conversation with his friend and colleague Bianca Hermansen - Danish architect and urban planner - about the oft used phrase “Democratic Design”. What it is supposed to mean and whether or not we’re anywhere close to actually doing it properly. They’re not optimistic. Urban design and planning are falling even farther behind despite th…
 
Mikael interviews Deputy Mayor of Helsinki, Anni Sinnemäki. She is basically the politician you wish you could vote for in your city. They had an all-round conversation about her visions for where Helsinki is headed. Carbon neutrality, a zero carbon future, energy transition, the folly of biomass, the ridiculousness of e-scooters, cycling design, m…
 
Mikael discusses the state of the urban cycling nation in Paris with urban designer and mobility consultant Romain Loubiére while sitting on the canal in the spring sunshine on Canal Saint-Martin. They talk about how to tackle the all-dominant traffic engineering culture, the necessity of human observation in traffic planning, Paris’ investment in …
 
Episode 10 is in praise of Donkey Kong - and the arcade game era, The Prairies and other Flat Expanses, Tattoos and Hitchhiking. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary series The Life-Sized City. He was still very much alive while writing this. Which is a good thing. http://colville-andersen.…
 
We've spent outrageous amounts of time and money trying to engineer the weather out of our lives. We suffer from Climaphobia - not a phobia of extreme weather - just the regular stuff that happens outside your home wherever you may live. Changing peoples' perception is the greatest challenge facing our work to modernise our cities. Understanding wh…
 
In Episode 9 of The 100 Things I'll Miss When I'm Dead, I will explore Bridges, Crying and Cinema. There is so much naturally-occurring poetry and beauty in the very idea of bridges. Crying? It's really just a sad orgasm, if you think about it. And sitting in a cinema will always feel like I’m a secret and privileged spectator to other peoples’ dre…
 
Episode 8 is all about trains and hotel rooms. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary series The Life-Sized City. He was still very much alive while writing this. Which is a good thing. http://colville-andersen.com Music by Phil Creamer and Mikael Gjøl…
 
In Episode 7, Mikael explores Hangovers, Living Life Like a French Film, Red Lipstick & Nailpolish, The Scent of Burnt Orange Peels, Photography and Street Photography. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design, author and host of the TV series The Life-Sized City. He's not at all happy about the inevitability of mortality and is trying to deal w…
 
In Episode 6 of The 100 Things I'll Miss When I'm Dead, I'll wrap my brain around Rabbit Holes, Being Naked, Bacon, Stairs and Watching My Children Grow. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary series The Life-Sized City. He was still very much alive while writing this. Which is a good thing. …
 
In Episode 5 of the 100 Things I'll Miss When I'm Dead I'll be covering Not Owning Stuff, Missing My Mother, Spreadsheets, My Supernose and Lighting a Cigarette. Buy me a coffee at http://buymeacoffee.com/MIKAEL Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary series The Life-Sized City. He was still v…
 
Mikael talks about Number 25 on the list of 100 Things he'll miss when he's dead: Crossing Borders. Even though borders are a new thing in the history of homo sapiens, they possess an inherent charm and... stress. Mikael tells about his first international border crossing, his longest and then gets carried away with his coolest experiences. Mikael …
 
Mikael reads aloud from the 1973 essay, The Social Ideology of the Motorcar, by French-Austrian philosopher André Gorz. It is a seminal work that is just as relevant today as it was back then and it has been a big influence on Mikael's work in urbanism.By Mikael Colville-Andersen
 
In Episode 3, Mikael explores Sillage, Keys, Making Plans (That Might Never Happen), Constructing a Fine Sentence, Knowing When a Painting is Done, Catching Something Falling, Losing, Satisfying Bodily Functions and Twentysomethings. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary series The Life-Size…
 
Mikael Colville-Andersen continues his list of "100 Things I'll Miss When I'm Dead" in episode two. He introduces Coffee, Winter Bathing, Languages, Two Hamburgers and a Small Fries, My Toolbox, Biting My Nails, That Wind Before the Rain and Waving. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary seri…
 
Mikael introduces the podcast and then casts himself headlong into the list of 100 Things I'll Miss When I'm Dead: Waking Up, The Gradual Advance of the Light, Cleaning, Voting, Throwing Things, The Varying Salinity of Oceans & Seas and Handwriting. Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban design expert, author and host of the urbanism documentary seri…
 
Mikael has a conversation with Canadian writer and thinker, Carl Honoré, about the Slow Movement, ageing, the COVID19 pandemic and how it all relates to urbanism. You can watch the video of this conversation on the Life-Sized City youtube channel at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUPJzUyEFmo&ab_channel=TheLife-SizedCity…
 
Mikael reads aloud from the Bicycle Urbanism by Design chapter in his book “Copenhagenize - the definitive guide to global bicycle urbanism” - available wherever you buy your books. Using Design Thinking and basic design principles to improve our streets and our cities is paramount - and far more effective than the tired, old-fashioned profession o…
 
How can we design a skateboard-friendly city? Is there a template? What cities are ahead of the curve? What are the benefits? You don’t have to be a skateboarder to listen to this episode about Skateboard Urbanism. This is about skateboarding culture but it is also about design, public space, youth culture, citizen engagement, gender and the simple…
 
With the rise of a new terrorism typology - one that brutally employs vehicles to mow down pedestrians and cyclists - I am wondering if the sudden physical changes appearing in cities might be positive. As more barriers are put into place to stop this threat, are we creating better cities? Is there a design guide for this change? I interview Holly …
 
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