Mikael Colville-Andersen in "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.

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Tel-Aviv

Few modern cities evoke as much division as Tel Aviv, with its reputation as a laid-back party town in a hotbed of conflict and turmoil.

Tokyo

Modern Tokyo is a fascinating urban mystery. The largest urban agglomeration in the world, it is home to 38 million people.

Cape Town

South Africa's Cape Town makes headlines for its beauty and laidback lifestyle, but traces of a dark past still linger.

Mexico City

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.

Copenhagen

Is Denmark's capital the ultimate life-sized city? Urban design expert Mikael Colville-Andersen explores his own city.