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Liverpool

 Liverpool (435.500 inhabitants) has a tangible cultural heritage which includes 35 conservation areas, over 2,500 listed buildings, 10 historic parks and gardens and 4 scheduled Ancient Monuments but it also has an intangible cultural heritage of music, sport and art which have together justified Liverpool being awarded the European Capital of Culture 2008. Liverpool was inscribed onto UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2004 as "the supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain's greatest global influence." The World Heritage Site includes historic docks, monumental dockside warehouses and impressive commercial, civic and cultural buildings.  

Liverpool suffered from industrial obsolesence and population loss during the second half of the 20th century but in recent years it has been the focus of significant regeneration initiatives. The two phases of decline and regeneration have brought challenges for urban planning and conservation of cultural heritage which include: providing sustainable solutions for the city's Building At Risk and achieving an equitable balance between regeneration and conservation.

Liverpool's World Heritage Site has an (integrated cultural heritage) Management Plan which is due to be reviewed in 2009 and a Steering Group (Local Support Group) which has already agreed to re-evaluate its purpose and function. It is hoped that during the course of the HerO network the improved management of the WHS can be achieved by reviewing and implementing the Management Plan and refreshing the Steering Group. In addition clear guidance will be approved which will provide a framework for protecting and enhancing the outstanding universal value of the WHS, whilst encouraging investment and development which secures a healthy economy and supports regeneration.

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