The Copenhagenize Design Co. Team
Allow us to introduce ourselves. We're a team of passionate individuals who work towards making our cities better places to live. We believe in the power of the Life-Sized City and we are convinced that the bicycle is the most powerful tool in our urban toolbox for rebuilding our urban spaces to become more life-sized.
It's not all about the bicycle. We're not "cyclists", we're just people who happen to get around our cities on bicycles, and we know that increasing the number of bicycle users in any city is an integral part of improving quality of life for all citizens. That's why we specialise in bicycles as transport, be it infrastructure, planning, communications or master classes.
We're good at what we do but even more importantly, we love doing it.
Urban mobility expert and one of the leading voices in global urbanism. He is an influential and much sought after keynote speaker and is the key figure in the company. He consults client cities & governments and also applies his marketing expertise on communication campaigns promoting bicycles as transport.
Clotilde Imbert (France)Urban Planner
Urban planner specialised in sustainable urban development. After a Master's degree in Urban Planning from the IV-Sorbonne, she worked in Paris. She has studied - and of course used - bicycle infrastructure in Stockholm, Brussels, Paris and now Copenhagen. Clotilde runs our Brussels office and projects in French-speaking countries.
James Thoem (Copenhagen)Urban Planner / Project Coordinator
Trained as an urban planner in Canada and Sweden, James brings with him an academic and professional background in community engagement and active transportation. When he’s not in the office developing strategic plans and communication strategies, he’ll likely be found skateboarding with friends in one of Copenhagen’s world renowned public spaces.
Michael Seth Wexler (Montreal)Urban Planner / Project Coordinator
Michael has a diverse background in urban planning, project management, design and visual media and a Master of Planning from McGill University. He runs our North American office in Montréal and focuses on strategic planning, research infrastructure design and building visual content.
Meredith Glaser (Amsterdam)Urban Planner
Meredith is a Project Manager, responsible for, among other things, coordinating the global efforts for the 2013 Copenhagenize Index of Bicycle Friendly Cities. She is experienced in international planning and sustainable urban transportation. Meredith runs our Amsterdam office.
Julie is our communications coordinator and executive assistant to the CEO. She is responsible for company scheduling, communications with clients and our product selection.
Anina Flury (Zurich)User Experience
User Experience & Brand Consultant with a flair for life-sized cities and bicycle urbanism and a Master’s degree in Marketing & Communications of the University of St. Gallen. At Copenhagenize Design Co. she implements user experience in our projects and creates inspiring and engaging brand experiences. She runs our Zurich office and projects in German-speaking countries.
Bianca HermansenUrban Livability Expert
Bianca has worked as an urban designer and project manager with Gehl Architects, on public life analysis, urban space programming and master planning. She is an expert in democratic design, democratic urban development, bicycle urbanism and urban space quality. We collaborate with Bianca on a number of projects.
World's Best InternsEverywhere
We are priviliged to work with a stellar team of interns from all over the world. Passionate individuals that we hand-pick for what we hope is a brilliant work experience in our international office. We've had interns from four continents and 45 cities.
Alba Iulia, Romania - Cyclelogistics (Client: European Commission)
Amsterdam - Desire Lines Analysis of 10 Intersections (Client: City of Amsterdam)
Barcelona - BiTiBi - Two pilot projects at train stations (Client: European Commission)
Bordeaux - Expert Critic for City's Bicycle Strategy (Client: City of Bordeaux)
Copenhagen - Behavourial Communication Template
Copenhagen - City of Cyclists Film
Copenhagen - Idea Catalogue for Bicycle Superhighways (Client: Copenhagen Capital Region)
Denmark - Dreams on Wheels Exhibition (Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Denmark - Monumental Motion Exhibition (Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Dublin - Citywide Bicycle Strategy (Client: National Transport Authority)
Dublin - The Quays Redesign (Client: National Transport Authority)
Dublin - Dodder River Cycleway (Client: National Transport Authority)
Groningen - Logo, visual identity, branding (City of Groningen)
London - Master Class in Borough of Southwark
Liverpool - Bitibi - Pilot project at train stations (Client: Borough of Southwark)
Luxembourg - Logo and Visual Identity for Bicycle Office (Client: Ministry of Transport)
Luxembourg - Graphic design of lobby for EU Ministers meeting
Norway - Feasability study about increasing cycling (Client: National Transport Ministry)
Roskilde, Denmark - Rock ur Bike Festival (Client: City of Roskilde)
Selected Clients - Rest of World
City of Almetyevsk, Russia - Complete bicycle strategy and coaching - (Client: City of Almetyevsk)
Bangkok - Cycle Track around International Airport (Client: Siam Commercial Bank) Halifax, Canada - Bicycle Urbanism Master Class (Client: City of Halifax)
Kitchner-Waterloo - Bicycle Urbanism Master Class (Client: City of Kitchener)
Ottawa - Bicycle Urbanism Master Class (Client: NCC)
Sao Paulo - Bicycle Schools and Safe Routes (Client: City of Sao Paulo)
Winnipeg - Bicycle & Pedestrian Strategy (Client: City of Winnipeg)
Winnipeg - Bicycle Urbanism Master Class (Client: City of Winnipeg)
Victoria - Bicycle Urbanism Master Class (Client: City of Victoria)
Over 100 Keynotes in 80 cities since 2009
EU Ministers of Transport, Luxembourg // House of Parliament, London // TED x Copenhagen // TED x Zurich // TED x Münster // UNAM University, Mexico City // Columbia University // Columbia University Studio X, Rio de Janeiro // Dalhousie University, Halifax // Simon Fraser University, Vancouver // University of Budapest // City of Edmonton Winter Cities Shakeup // City of Sao Paulo / Bike Texas Conference / Borough of Kensington & Chelsea // Festival of Cycling, Edinburgh // State of Design Festival, Melbourne // Velo-City: Adelaide, Vienna, Copenhagen // French National Cycling Conference // Association of Irish Engineers // Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place, Long Beach // Centro do Urbanismo, Rio de Janeiro //