Ever wondered how different Liverpool could have looked today, if all the buildings that had been planned had actually been built? The Royal Town Planning Institute did, and will be hosting an event exploring this on Thursday evening.
This event forms part of the Royal Town Planning Institute's Centenary Celebrations and is one of a number of headline Centenary events being hosted by the RTPI. It will also form part of PlaceEXPO.
Liverpool has a very distinctive skyline, the Three Graces, the Albert Dock, the Radio City Tower and more recently the waterfront sky scrapers and Echo Arena have all given Liverpool a globally recognised profile. But it wasn't always going to turn out that way…
This event explores the Liverpool that almost was. Using council archives and old planning applications, our speaker takes attendees on a virtual tour of an 'imagined Liverpool', looking at how Liverpool could have turned out today if all the planned buildings and developments had actually been built. Along the way we'll learn about some of the challenges faced by the city's regeneration and planning departments, we'll look at fashion and how design has changed over years and we will look at some proposed developments that have yet to join our iconic skyline.
Following our virtual tour we'll take a quick break and enjoy some refreshment, and then proceed to the second part of the evening; a panel discussion with some very special guests. We will be joined by former Head of Planning at Liverpool City Council, Nigel Lee. Dawn Coward, former LCC Head of Majoy Projects and current Planner at Ryder Architecture. Prof Ian Wray, Visiting Professor in Geography and Planning, and Visiting Fellow, Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, University of Liverpool and Rob Burns, Head of Urban Design and Heritage at Liverpool City Council.
The event has been sponsored by ARUP.