Ahead of our first Thames architecture debate, writer and critic Ellis Woodman explores the challenges and opportunities presented by rivers and canals.





From The Architectural Review: How is the potent and rapidly changing relationship between architecture and water affecting the city and all of us? Architecture critic, Ellis Woodman explores with leading architects, developers and urban thinkers the challenges and opportunities presented by rivers and canals and asks if engineers and property developers now wield the key creative power in shaping the city's relationship with its rivers? Does climate change present an urgent need to rethink our rivers? Could floating bike lanes and parks provide solutions to urban problems?