Engage has a commitment to improving the sustainability and liveability of city centre urban life. To this end every year we hold a prestigious seminar series bringing top international speakers to Liverpool and inviting major national bodies and organisations to comment on the theme alongside a specially invited local panel who attempt to connect the debate to the realities of Liverpool.

The three seminars take place a fortnight apart during the autumn on the same weekday evening using venues in the city centre to which residents don't normally have access. A pattern has developed using a methodology involving international, national and local perspectives. This has proved extremely valuable in widening debate and bringing a deeper engagement from participants in the different topics we have studied. The proposal for 2017 is that we explore World Heritage Site status which is currently at risk.
In 2016 the series was called Reclaiming the City - from consumer and stranger to citizen and neighbour. It dealt with the experience of people who live in the city centre and want more say over their future. The 2015 theme was the design, build and maintenance of apartment blocks. In 2014 it was around transport and movement in the city centre. In 2013 it took the theme of Peel's controversial plans for developing Central Docks and in 2012 it put people at the heart of urban policy.

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World Heritage Site 2017

Liverpool has been declared to have features of Outstanding Universal Value which puts us in the Premier League of world... View Seminar

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Reclaiming the City 2016

In 2016 we held a series of 3 transformational seminars, designed to empower people in the City Centre and Waterfront... View Seminar

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Annual Conference 2016

The title of our 2016 Annual Conference on the theme of Biophilic design is Designing with Nature.

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Liveable Liverpool 2015

The Engage 2015 Seminar Series was entitled Liveable Liverpool and dealt with the design, build and management of apartment blocks.... View Seminar

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Liverpool On The Move 2014

The Engage 2014 Seminar Series was entitled Liverpool On The Move and dealt with the question of the connectivity, movement... View Seminar

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Liverpool Waters 2013

The Engage 2013 Seminar Series was entitled Liverpool Waters and dealt with the development of the Central Docks area in... View Seminar

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Block Heads Workshops

In 2013 and 2014 Engage ran a series of 3 Saturday morning training seminars for residents in apartment blocks in... View Seminar

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Annual Conference 2014

The Engage Annual Conference in 2014 was held as part of the International Festival for Business and was called Top... View Seminar

Places are limited to 100 at each seminar and so it is essential to register for each event as they are always full. Any suggestions for future themes relevant to city centre living should be sent to info@engageliverpool.com.