Agent: Araminta Whitley
Daniel Raven-Ellison is a guerrilla geographer, National Geographic Explorer and is the founder and Chief Exploration Officer of the new National Park City Foundation, a game-changing campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City. Daniel has appeared on BBC Countryfile, NatGeo.com, the Financial Times, Evening Standard and Time Out to name a few. Supported by the Mayor of London, plans are now being made for London to be declared a National Park City in 2019.
Daniel has walked across some of the world’s largest cities including Mexico City, Mumbai and London. He’s also been on urban polar explorations that go from the most to least violent parts of a city and walked the height of Mount Everest by only using steps in London’s buildings. Most recently he walked a 563km spiral from the far north of the capital to the city’s centre to help catalyse the London National Park City campaign. He was joined by the mayor, celebrities, community activists, business leaders and local residents. In 2017, he completed an expedition with National Geographic Partners and Cisco to walk 1,686km across all of the UK’s national parks and cities while wearing a headset that mapped his emotions. Demonstrating how people, things, technology and nature can be better connected to improve life in cities, the project created an estimated 50,000,000 PR impressions around the world and won the 2017 Festival of Media award for Best Use of Geo-location.
Daniel is a disruptive and highly-thought provoking speaker; he has given talks on every major continent bar Antarctica. Clients include TEDx, HICAP (Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific), WorldHotels in Monaco, software giants ESRI, infrastructure designers AECOM and presented on the prestigious main stage at the National Geographic Society in Washington DC on many occasions.