Liverpool is Thriving

"It's the fabric, stupid," says writer Stephen Bayley, referring to Liverpool's return to the world stage thanks to a combination of great historic bones and a new influx of exciting architecture.

After a precipitous decline for decades, writer Stephen Bayley says that Liverpool has a new vitality.

Bayley writes, "Becoming Europe's City of Culture in 2008 provided a compelling deadline while an ambitious agency called Liverpool Vision has co-ordinated investment initiatives. The Duke of Westminster's property company has created Liverpool One, the biggest development of its type in Europe. Here and elsewhere, serious architects - WilkinsonEyre, Piers Gough, John McAslan and AHMM - have made striking, new landmarks. There's an energy and optimism in Liverpool not seen since the Luftwaffe visited."

Full Story: How Liverpool returned from the dead

Comments

Comments

Liverpool Three Graces

too bad they wrecked their famous historic waterfront with the most hideous eyesores of buildings

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!
Book cover of Unsprawl

Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places

Explore visionary, controversial and ultimately successful strategies for building people-centered places.
Starting at $12.95
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $16.95 a month