It must be around 5 years since Dan Raven Ellison first started sharing ideas around a project to make London a National Park City."..for what is good for nature is also good for us all." @RobGMacfarlane on the news that #London will become a #NationalParkCity in 2019. #Greener #Wilder #Healthier #Cities #NationalParkCities pic.twitter.com/WhWYREHUky— LDN NationalParkCity (@LondonNPC) February 10, 2018
For the last year, the 'finish line' of ward support declarations has been getting closer. A few weeks ago, I travelled with Dan back to London from the Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champions launch event, and he was scanning the progress, as it got down to single figures of local politicians who needed to offer their support.
Yesterday, there was enough political support declared for the announcement to be made... A quite amazing achievement by a team led by what Ben Fogle called "visionary geographer" Daniel
Let's GetOutside now and start enjoying our new National Park City in waiting...