There is no doubt that the Liverpool City Region has made great progress over the last two decades. Living here you feel like you are a player in a moment in time, a resident of an area that has fought to bury the demons of the past and that is looking forward and growing into a bright future.
April 4, 2016 - NewStart in Liverpool
So how can Liverpool harness the talent and skills of the creative minds that are bringing about change on a micro scale in communities throughout the city region and beyond? There are plenty examples of other cities doing this:
There is no other city in the UK which has the experience that Liverpool has, now over two generations, of making things happen in housing. No other city has provide such a richness of innovations, and now Granby Four Streets benefits from being a community land trust, which was not an innovation that was available to Weller or Eldon Streets.
After years of decline and indecision, north Liverpool is back in the spotlight, with the Beautiful Ideas Company rebuilding its local economy and entrepreneurial heritage, says Erika Rushton
Northern cities and towns are places that have become post-industrial but without purpose. We need to enable people to take back control of work, governance, assets and enterprise, says Alan Southern