A significant piece of academic research has been published that references Engage Liverpool and the work we have done and continue to do to improve the livability of the city centre and waterfront.
Dr Janet Speake, a lecturer at Liverpool Hope University, has co-authored an article published in Human Geographies – Journal of Studies and Research in Human Geography Vol 11:1 May 2017 entitled Living (in) the city centre, neoliberal urbanism, Engage Liverpool and citizen engagement with urban change in Liverpool, UK. She was supported by Maria Pentaraki of Queen’s University as co-author.
This paper explores the human dimension through the example of Engage Liverpool, a citizen and neighbourhood organisation. This paper investigates citizen engagement with urban development in the setting of the city centre and central waterfront in Liverpool. The paper argues that despite the dominance of global neoliberal forces within regeneration, citizen and neighbourhood organisations such as Engage Liverpool may have the potential to facilitate citizens’ participation as change makers in urban (re)development.
You can read the whole article here: Human Geographies article 05.17 vol.11 no.1
Human Geographies website HERE
The image above is taken from Constellations in the Baltic Triangle where many local residents meet together and help to create a sense of identity in this new residential neighbourhood.