Our waterways are important natural assets, connecting places and people with nature. However, the wide range of activities they support also creates tensions between different users.

Our approach to waterways

After decades of neglect, canals and rivers are increasingly becoming the focus of development and regeneration, recreation, wellbeing and habitat restoration. Communities have an important role in bringing neglected areas and ‘difficult’ spaces back into use; day-to-day management activities; and in local decision making and resolving the tensions between different new, emerging and traditional uses.

We have worked with Kingston University to look at the potential for creative regeneration of Limehouse Cut in London and are keen to work with local authorities, trusts and agencies to explore how local community control and management can help care for and animate undermanaged and underused waterways, whilst minimising conflict of competing uses arising from development.


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