Episode 35

Is Liverpool's World Heritage status worth saving?

Published on: 21st June, 2021

A draft recommendation has been made to UNESCO’s annual World Heritage committee to delete Liverpool of its World Heritage status.

The committee will make its decision next month in mid-July, with the focus on proposed plans around the £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme.

Listen to this podcast where Cllr Sarah Doyle, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Development; Ian Wray, vice chair of World Heritage UK; and Pete Swift, co-founder of place-making consultancy firm Planit-IE, which advises on the masterplan for Liverpool Waters, talk about the journey Liverpool has been on since it achieved the status in 2004.

The trio also discuss the merits of Liverpool Waters, the value of World Heritage status and what steps could be taken to retain it.

 

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Produced by Liverpool City Council, each episode will dive in to a variety of topics – from music and film, culture and climate change right though to history, heritage and health.
Produced by Liverpool City Council, each episode will dive in to a variety of topics – from music and film, culture and climate change right though to history, heritage and health. Through conversations with those in the know, we’ll shine a spotlight on different aspects of Liverpool life and explore subjects that matter to you.