The Heseltine Institute brings together expertise to impact public policies for cities

About us

The Heseltine Institute’s mission is to be an internationally-recognised public policy research institute, bringing together expertise from across research, policy, practice and community stakeholders, to co-create, impact and influence public policies for tomorrow’s cities.

The Heseltine Institute is distinctively positioned at the nexus of research, policy and practice. Anchored in the Liverpool City Region but with links to national and global stakeholders, the Institute is an integral part of the University of Liverpool’s contribution to urban debate. Our aim is to support evidence-led urban policy, informed by high-quality research and underpinned by an acute understanding of place. We participate in civic activity and partnerships to address a range of urban challenges and deliver a diverse portfolio of research and consultancy, influencing and impacting place-based policy.

We have four key purposes: 

Lead: lead debate on how to respond to contemporary urban challenges and opportunities, informed by critical, high-quality research.

Convenecreate spaces where research, policy, practice, and community stakeholders can come together, build relationships and foster collaboration in response to urban challenges and opportunities.

Brokeridentify opportunities to connect high-quality academic research at the University of Liverpool with urban policy actors and those with a stake in particular urban challenges and opportunities.

Informact as a conduit for research and evidence to frame and inform urban policy-making.

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