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Desecration or regeneration? Why Liverpool lost World Heritage status

Desecration or regeneration? Why Liverpool lost World Heritage status

Update: 2021-08-18
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Last month, UNESCO stripped Liverpool of its World Heritage status, saying that developments along its waterfront were damaging the historic value of its docks.

The last decade has seen the Liverpool skyline transformed - with new buildings popping up alongside the famous Three Graces.

Yet the latest batch of modern high-rises and a new football stadium have pushed UNESCO to their limit - and yet the council are pushing on regardless.

This is about heritage versus regeneration, about trying to re-energise a city as well as ensuring the past is preserved. 

How do you do that and please all sides?

In this episode, we spend time in Liverpool speaking to those on both sides of the debate to figure out how a city can become the perfect mix of the modern with the historic.

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Desecration or regeneration? Why Liverpool lost World Heritage status

Desecration or regeneration? Why Liverpool lost World Heritage status