Professor Michael Parkinson CBE

Liverpool Beyond the Brink: The Remaking of a Post Imperial City by Professor Michael Parkinson (CBE)

4:00pm - 5:30pm / Tuesday 30th November 2021 / Venue: LCI Space on the ground floor Centre for Lifelong Learning, 126-128 Mount Pleasant
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Confucius Institute
  • Suitable for: Everyone is welcome, especially those with an interest in urban policy, regeneration, post imperial cities, the European Union and UK politics.
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This lecture will draw on Michael Parkinson’s recent book on Liverpool to: chart the city’s remarkable if continuing, incomplete renaissance in recent years; explain the roots of its success; ask what is to be done about the economic, social and political opportunities – and risks - it now faces.


Professor Michael Parkinson CBE

Michael is Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool and Ambassador for its Heseltine Institute. He was made Commander of the British Empire for services to urban regeneration in 2007 and Citizen of Honour of Liverpool in 2016.

Michael has acted as adviser on urban affairs to UN Habitat, the European Commission, the European Parliament, OECD, EUROCITIES, the Department of Communities and Local Government, the National Audit Office, the House of Commons Select Committees, the Core Cities and a range of cities in the UK and Europe. He has held board positions in many local, national and international organisations. He is currently Chair of the European Commission and JPI’s Urban Europe Research Programme 2021 Selection Panel. Michael has directed a wide range of European and national research programmes and projects. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally and is a regular contributor to the media.

Michael has published over 100 books, articles and major reports and generated over £8m in research funds to assess the development of cities, urban policy and regeneration in the UK and Europe. He wrote ‘Liverpool on the Brink’ in 1985. His career has been partly devoted to showing how much the city has changed since then - for the better! He published the sequel ‘Liverpool Beyond the Brink: The Remaking of a Post Imperial City’ in 2019.