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.
The Liverpool Architecture and Design Trust is supported by Liverpool City Council, the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, North West Arts Board, Royal insurance, United Utilities, Merseytravel and Merseyside TEC. The conference was supported by English Partnerships, the Mersey Partnership, Liverpool Housing Action Trust and Brabner, Holden, Banks, Wilson.