Connectivity: Back to the river

How could reinventing our relationship with the river benefit the city?
Thursday 19th May 2022, 2pm - 4pm King's Manor
A stone bridge spans the River Ouse in York.


Coney Street has turned its back on the river, but this wasn't always the case. Its connection with the River Ouse via numerous alleyways was once a key access point to the city. But in the twenty-first century, these alleyways lie all but abandoned.

This workshop considers the potential benefits of reinventing Coney Street's relationship to the river for modern uses - via alleyways, but also riverside facades, gardens, and the potential of a riverside walkway.

By sharing knowledge of previous connections to the river, we'll discuss the possible ways Coney Street's connection to the river could be improved. Included is a visit to the street to bring the research to life.

This workshop is part of the StreetLife Project, working in conjunction with York Civic Trust. The StreetLife project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Booking information

The workshop is free to attend. Register using the button below.


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