Daniel Raven-Ellison

Founder & Campaigner, Greater London National Park City, United Kingdom

Daniel Raven-Ellison is a guerrilla geographer, National Geographic emerging explorer, and founder of the campaign to make London the word's first National Park City. A former high school geography teacher, Daniel's work focuses on combining creative exploration, geography and communication to tackle social and environmental challenges. He's walked across all of the UK's national parks and cities wearing a mind-reading device, walked the height of Mount Everest by only using London buildings, authored children's books, completed 125 adventures around the UK with his son and recently made a thought provoking short film that challenges people to rethink how land is used. With the aim of making life in cities greener, healthier and wilder, Daniel's work is currently focused on collaborating with others to launch the London National Park City this July and to both inspire and support other cities to become National Park Cities. He is a Fellow of Session 557, Nature, Health and a New Urban Generation, in 2015 and Session 574, The Child in the City: Health, Parks and Play, in 2017.


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