- Video provided by the Centre d’écologie urbaine de Montréal – Disponible en traduction simultanée en français.
Is it possible to plan people-centric streets and friendly urban environments in Northern cities that face rough winters?
The answer is a resounding YES ― at least, according to the Danes. Like their Viking ancestors before them, Louise Kielgast and Kristian S. Villadsen, part of the world-renowned design firm Gehl Architects, came and conquered the hearts and minds of many urbanists and urbanites across Montréal.
For those of you who missed the opportunity to see these super-hot Scandinavians in person, due to illness, school work, or violin lessons, you are in luck. Here is the webcast of their public conference held on February 16th, 2010 at McGill University.
So is it time we Copenhagenise Montréal?