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URBAN EARTH

Started by The Geography Collective’s Daniel Raven-Ellison, URBAN EARTH is a collaborative project to (re)present our habitat by walking across some of Earth’s biggest urban areas.

Visit the new Urban Earth website to join and learn more about the project.

42 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom Bates permalink
    February 15, 2011 20:38

    I just love this idea, it`s great!!

    • bob permalink
      March 27, 2011 12:17

      GGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!

  2. March 15, 2011 12:13

    Very interesting stuff.

    Interested in meeting up for a chat?

    Working on a project called Sentient Cities: http://fleetfootstudios.com/sentient-cities/

    Possible collaborations?

    Gathering in Wales this weekend. You’re invited.

    http://fleetfootstudios.com/

    Cheers,

    Ben

    • August 2, 2011 16:38

      Hi Ben,

      Yes.. let’s meet. Where are you based?

      Daniel

  3. bob permalink
    March 27, 2011 12:16

    i think that all of the videos are really good. there needs to be some more though!!!!!!!!
    they gave me a head ache lolol

  4. jacko permalink
    April 5, 2011 12:38

    aaaarrrgghh they move too fast, my head was so busy freaking out i coudlnt take notes, feel sick now as though i have been on a rollercoaster. maybe a slightly slower version to enable some detsil to be taken in would be great

  5. June 7, 2011 12:17

    Love the idea, but wish you would add a map of the route and/or picture points to give some additional context to the video.

  6. Kevin permalink
    June 7, 2011 15:11

    Hi there,

    As part of my PGCE Secondary Geography course I stumbled upon this website and decided to produce my own (albeit not as good quality) urban photo transect of Bristol, UK.

    It’s on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIW3btNGE7U if you’re interested! Happy for you to put it up here too as another example.

    Cheers,
    Kevin

  7. HYarrow permalink
    June 29, 2011 18:42

    Hi guys,
    I’m a secondary Geography teacher and I’ve just started an Urban Earth project with my Yr 7′s. We’re using your concept to (re)present our school environment. So far, the pupils are loving it!!! I’ll let you know how we get on……

  8. September 11, 2011 09:52

    A very cool and a great fast-forward way to explore a city. Look forward to more of this.

    Graham
    http://www.out-of-the-loop.co.uk

  9. jak aldread permalink
    October 26, 2011 10:11

    Is there a way of changing the speeds of these videos?

    • October 27, 2011 13:45

      Only from the original videos. If you can make this work I’d be happy to get them to you. It would be great to have somewhere online where this was possible.

      • April 6, 2012 22:43

        Hi Daniel,

        Do you remember me. I am a student from Waikele Elementary School. Today you came into Mrs. Sakamoto’s calssroom, and we did a mission together. It was fun how we get to name the little people that you gave us! Thanks a lot for coming! And do you remember how i took a picture of Darren with his green balloon and got attracted to the basketball rim? I have a question, how do you make a hat out of the balloon? It took me a long time! Bye

  10. Adele permalink
    November 15, 2011 01:28

    Hello Daniel-
    I loved the idea. It is so deep to read the spaces of the cities.
    I would like to have your email so I can discuss some ideas I want to take you opinion and guidance.
    Best Regards,

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  12. April 5, 2012 03:14

    Hi Daniel,

    Do you remember me. I am a student from Waikele Elementary School. Today you came into Mrs. Sakamoto’s calssroom, and we did a mission together. It was fun how we get to name the little people that you gave us! Thanks a lot for coming! And do you remember how i took a picture of Darren with his green balloon and got attracted to the basketball rim? I have a question, how do you make a hat out of the balloon? It took me a long time! Bye

  13. Jim Friend permalink
    October 11, 2012 17:45

    Hi Daniel love the URBAN EARTH idea it inspired me to write this bit of music hope you like it.

    http://soundcloud.com/bunk-uk/urban-earth-london

    Jim.

    • Daniel permalink
      October 11, 2012 19:24

      Loving this Jim! It’s so cool that you’ve made this. Would you like the video to set music to and upload in your name to YouTube?

      • Jim Friend permalink
        October 12, 2012 08:44

        Wow, that would be amazing.

  14. Jim Friend permalink
    October 15, 2012 11:36

    My email is jhfriend@hotmail.co.uk
    Thanks,
    jim

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    January 27, 2013 23:06

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