Liverpool: making it happen
The first city to pioneer and test the Connected City approach is Liverpool:
- The Connected City was launched on 11 December 1997 at a major conference 'The Connected City - Liverpool: making it happen', organised by the Liverpool Architecture and Design Trust (LADT). The speakers included Andres Duany, a leading figure in the USA's New Urbanism movement.
- The LADT is preparing a design and development guide for Liverpool, showing how Connected City principles can be applied at city-wide scale. The process of preparing the guide will involve focused discussions with groups of stakeholders throughout the city.
- The LADT is inviting local organisations in Liverpool to pioneer the Connected City approach by preparing an action plan for their neighbourhood.