The Life-Sized City

At the heart of every city is its citizens. Our perception of cities is slowly changing from a model of mathematical engineering to a human habitat where urban spaces have the potential to be healthy, attractive, interesting and efficient. In this six-part series, urban design expert Mikael Colville-Andersen explores the anatomy and vibrancy of the modern metropolis, highlighting pockets of life-sized goodness in cities around the world.


Air Date: December 09, 2018 - 52:00
Although Montreal could be described as half Paris, half Brooklyn, the most populated francophone city in North America has an identity all its own.
Air Date: December 02, 2018 - 52:00
The southwestern Ontario city of Windsor has always lived in the shadow of its big American neighbour, Detroit, only 3.6 kilometres away.
Air Date: November 25, 2018 - 52:00
Once considered the bland financial capital of Italy, Milan is proving its capacity to redefine itself as a multicultural hub.
Air Date: November 18, 2018 - 52:00
Is Denmark's capital the ultimate life-sized city? Urban design expert Mikael Colville-Andersen explores his own city.
Air Date: November 11, 2018 - 52:00
Mexico City is the largest city in the Western hemisphere but many still see this megalopolis as a village - or as a patchwork of many villages.
Air Date: November 04, 2018 - 52:00
South Africa's Cape Town makes headlines for its beauty and laidback lifestyle, but traces of a dark past still linger.