Transforming the City’s Relationship with its Rivers

15th August 2019, 7:30PM

In today’s world, our relationship with nature is becoming evermore strained, and this disconnect is proving detrimental to our well-being and that of our planet. Globally, more of us are living in urban areas, where nature is often exiled to the fringes. But to thrive, we need to ensure the health of urban ecosystems, and for many of us, rivers provide the perfect opportunity to foster meaningful connections to the natural world in our daily lives and city spaces.


The event will begin with a walk following part of one of London’s lost rivers, The Walbrook, from its source in Shoreditch. We’ll reflect on how rivers have shaped our cities in the past and what has been lost now that they are concreted over and hidden away, and will consider the value of “daylighting”, restoring and rewilding rivers in urban areas.

(Optional, 20 places available only)

6.30pm, meet at The Brokedown Palace
178 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6HU


A series of panelists will discuss the importance of urban waterways and the need to offer them environmental stewardship so we can build a more resilient relationship with nature within our cities into the future.

7.30pm, The Brokedown Palace
178 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6HU

This event is a collaboration between London Waterkeeper, The Brokedown Palace, Another Escape and Patagonia, who came together through their shared values and ambitions to champion the natural world and those working to protect it.