The Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC) is working with a range of partners including English Heritage, Liverpool Vision and Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership to explore the opportunities and challenges for Liverpool to make the most of its UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) status. The research project – Heritage, Pride and Place is led by the ICC’s Dr Beatriz Garcia, Head of Research, Cultural Policy and Impact, assesses the impact of the WHS on city image and reputation as well as the local citizens’ sense of place.
Research to date has included focus groups with local residents and face to face interviews with key stakeholders in the WHS across the city. Our research aims to explore the following questions:
- In which way does the Liverpool’s WHS contribute to the sense of pride of place that local people and communities feel for their city?
- In which way does the Liverpool WHS contribute to Liverpool’s national and international reputation, and how is this creating cultural and economic value for the city?
- What more could be done in the future to capitalise on WHS status?
- What risks are posed by the potential loss of WHS status for the city?
The ICC is now widening their consultation to include the views and opinions of all Liverpool residents by launching the Liverpool and World Heritage Public Survey. If you are a Liverpool resident you can inform our research by taking part in an online survey which asks your opinion concerning the future our World Heritage Site and how our built heritage contributes city pride and sense of place.
Or cut and paste the following link into your browser http://www.survey.ljmu.ac.uk/iccwhs
The survey will be live until October 10th.
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