To coincide with EU Mobility Week, Liverpool will be combining a range of Cultural Heritage linked to sustainability. Today, to raise awareness of climate change, civic talks were hosted at St Georges Hall Plateau, which is in the focus of the ROCK project. Also, to coincide with the culmination of Open Heritage Week, the City is marking Global Car Free Day with public high street road closures, free public transport for young people (aged under 15) along with a programme of family-friendly cycling initiatives.
Liverpool declared a 'Climate Emergency' in July this year and has committed to working with residents and the private sector to become a zero-emission city centre by 2030. It also offsets carbon using an innovative blockchain initiative 'Posidedon'.
To enable heritage events hosted in Wavertree High Street on Sunday, road closures include activity curated by the community themselves that have a focus on historical content and performance. Pictured is Mayor Anderson with representatives from local civic group 'Love Wavertree'.
ROCK Liverpool is working with Merseyside Civic Society and will feature summaries of financial mechanisms to support local heritage and conservation zones (including Historic England Action Zones, Heritage Lottery Enterprise, Architectural Heritage Grants). Actions used by Culture Liverpool to co-ordinate local public events, including the community road closures, are covered in the forthcoming ROCK deliverable D6.4 Regulatory Framework, Rock Procurement and Policy Recommendations.