“What do the UK’s National Parks really look like? To see what these landscapes are made-up of, let’s go on a walk. Each second of the walk reveals 1% of our National Parks and how they appear from above. Are you ready for the UK’s National Parks in 100 seconds?” UK National Parks in 100
I am the Founder and CEO of Slow Ways, an audacious initiative to create a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns, cities and national parks. Using existing footpaths, people will be able to use the Slow Ways to walk or wheel between neighbouring places or daisy-chain routes for long distance
The Netherlands in 100 Seconds is a short film that explores what the country looks like from the air in its correct proportions. For many people the film is beautiful, controversial, surprising and challenging all at the same time. I used Corine Land Cover data to accurately reflect how much of the Netherlands are covered
I don’t think anyone really knows what the UK looks like. I’m not so sure… and I think that’s a problem. Twisted imaginations and incorrect assumptions can distort decisions that affect our lives. We need to get a better sense of proportion. That’s why I’ve made The UK in 100 Seconds. In this controversial short film each second = 1 % of what the UK looks like from the air.
This Summer I went on a big 563km walk around London to help catalyse and spread the National Park City campaign. The walk was an opportunity to meet politicians, activists and residents as well as visit inspiring places and projects across the capital.
In 2013 I started a campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City. Six years later, and with the support of thousands of people, the London National Park City was launched on 22 July 2019 with a major outdoor festival across the capital. The London National Park City has the support of grassroots activists,
Last year I walked 1,686km across all of the UK’s national parks and cities. On my head I wore an EEG that recorded six different emotions as I explored different kinds of places. Working with Cisco and National Geographic, the purpose of the Wild Cities project was to see how people, places, things, technology and
I was very pleased to help the BBC Bitesize make a series of 13 short videos to help GCSE geographers revise for their exams. Here’s one on glaciers. This one is on map reading.
Globalisation has rapidly changed the world. While it has brought many benefits, it’s also had negative impacts – including eroding the distinctiveness of places. To better understand the complex relationship between people, destinations and global brands, I was asked to host “The Future of Local” by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts. Working in partnership with TED, The Future of Local included
Over 10 days I walked the height of Mount Everest (29,029ft) by only using stairs in London’s buildings. Ordnance Survey helped me map out my route and made this nifty calculator to compare stair-climbs to UK mountain heights.