Enriching a cultural hub: Hope Street’s journey

Enriching a cultural hub: Hope Street’s journey

Thursday 28 November 2013 hope-street-event
13.00 – 15.00 (seminar)
15.00 – 16.30 (walking tour)

Meeting point:

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Hope Street
L1 9BP
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We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural event for the Academy’s Regions & Nations Network in the North West of England – Enriching a cultural hub: Hope Street’s journey. Please join us for this lively discussion and optional walking tour and learn more about how the Academy is working to establish stronger localised networks to aid the promotion and sharing of good urbanism in many different locations.

Why Hope Street?

An important threshold to the city centre deeply ingrained in the urban fabric of Liverpool, Hope Street was awarded The Great Street 2013 in the Academy’s annual Urbanism Awards. Hope Street is the backbone to this cultural quarter of the city with a strong physical and cultural character, excelling in its performance as a destination as well as a place of urban interconnection. Dominated by vehicles and movement rather than human interaction, Hope Street has undergone a dramatic public realm transformation in the last decade that was made possible through a strong urban community working cooperatively under the guidance of Liverpool Council, Liverpool 20:20 and Liverpool Vision. Small steps in design and detail have lead to a much wider change in the area that continues to transform and adapt through new developments.


The event will begin in the remarkable setting of the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and will comprise talks from representatives of Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Vision, Liverpool Philharmonic, Hope Street Hotel and the Everyman Theatre. Tea and coffee will be available from 12.45 at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

The afternoon will continue with a walking tour of Hope Street to explore firsthand the public realm works that have helped to make Hope Street a cultural destination. After the walking tour, the event will conclude in the Hope Street Hotel, where you are invited to continue the discussion over tea and coffee.


The event is open to all Academicians and Young Urbanists, and non-members and local residents and businesses are welcome to attend. You are encouraged to invite a friend or colleague along, particularly if they are interested in finding out more about the Academy and becoming a member – help us grow the North West England Academician network.

Please add the date to your diary and RSVP to Bright Pryde (bp@academyofurbanism.org.uk) to reserve your place.