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Upcoming events


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Recent events‌


Heseltine Institute Lecture

15 November 2022

Lecture by Lord Michael Heseltine CH.


Liverpool – After World Heritage

23 June 2022

Online conference in association with World Heritage UK.


Employment Support and Future Skills: Benefits of a Place-Based Approach

16 June 2022

Co-hosted with City-REDI/WMREDI (University of Birmingham), this event in Liverpool brought together representatives from central, regional and local government, academia and practitioner communities.


Liverpool Beyond the Brink: Remaking a Post-Imperial City

30 November 2021

Lecture for the Confucius Institute by Professor Michael Parkinson CBE.


Post-COP26 Briefing

19 November 2021

Held in partnership with the Local Government Information Unit, this online event considered the key messages from the COP26 conference with a focus on what they mean for local authorities.


Building Smart Cities with Citizens and for the Public Good: A Symposium

9 March 2020

This event explored whether and how metropolitan areas like the Liverpool City Region can build smart cities in collaboration with citizens and for citizens.


Growing Pains: Childcare Markets in Neoliberal Times

23 October 2019

Dr Aisling Gallagher, Senior Lecturer at the School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, New Zealand outlined the marketisation of childcare in New Zealand and the policy implications of this process.


No Little Plans: How Government Built America's Wealth and Infrastructure

3 October 2019

An event to mark the release of a new book by Heseltine fellow, Professor Ian Wray.


Subnational Governance

12 September 2019

A seminar featuring professors Danny MacKinnon and Andy Pike from the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies.


City, Psychology, Place: An Urban Psychology Summit

27 June 2019

A one-day conference considering the interaction between urban life and mental health.


The Renaissance of Liverpool

5 June 2019

A special University of Liverpool event hosted at the House of Commons. 


What Brexit teaches us about Britain

16 May 2019

Professor Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor in Geography at the University of Oxford delivered a public Brexit lecture


The future of the Welfare State

1 May 2019

An evening with Dr Hilary Cottam


A Liverpool City Region Fair Employment Charter

28 March 2019

The growth, sustainability & purpose in the community business market in the Liverpool City Region report launch

25 March 2019

The report by Dr Alan Southern and Helen Heap was launched at the Power to Change event

How sustainable is the Circular Economy?

26 February 2019

Dr Pauline Deutz, Reader in the Department of Geography, Geology and Environmnet at the University of Hull delivered a lecture on the Circular Economy


Humans Need Not Apply! On the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Inclusive Growth

6 February 2019

A Northern Powerhouse Mini-conference


Chinese counter-diasporic migration: 'return', re-migration or new immigration

25 January 2019

Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore delivered a lecture on Chinese counter-diasporic migration


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