Engage Liverpool offers trio of seminars on cycling and walking, homelessness and Brexit

Engage is run by volunteers who live in the apartments of the waterfront and city centre and its mission is to promote sustainable living in Liverpool city centre

Klaus Bondam
Klaus Bondam, chief executive of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation. Picture by Søren Svendsen

 

Social enterprise Engage Liverpool is launching its autumn seminar season with three October events covering cycling and walking, homelessness and rough sleeping, and devolution and governance.

Engage is run by volunteers who live in the apartments of the waterfront and city centre and its mission is to promote sustainable living in Liverpool city centre. All the board members are elected by residents.

The theme for the 2019 autumn seminar season is Playing Our Part – a call to city centre and waterfront residents to participate in the wider Liverpool city region as a way of resolving challenges by working constructively with other boroughs. 

Building on nine years of successful seminar series, Engage Liverpool will host three events across October 2019 bringing together national and international speakers with unrivalled expertise along with local representatives, guests from the City Region Combined Authority and grassroots activists. 

The three seminars and how to book are as follows:

  • Cycling/Walking – Winning the Argument, Thursday, October 3, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Pier Head, Liverpool waterfront. Looking at the theme of cycling and walking in Liverpool and discussing concerns around safety and infrastructure, with a panel of expert local, national and international guests. Speakers will be Klaus Bondam, chief executive of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and Cllr Nathalie Nicholas from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Tickets are £4 (price includes a £3 refundable donation to Engage Liverpool CIC to cover organisational costs). Click here to book
  • Homelessness/Rough Sleeping – A Different Approach, Thursday, October 17. 5:30pm – 7:30pm  at The Tapestry, Kempston Street, Fabric District. Examining the crisis of homelessness and rough sleeping. Speakers will be Juha Kahila from the Y-Foundation in Finland and Cllr Trish Hardy from the Combined Authority. Tickets are £4. Click here to book
  • Devolution/Governance in the Brexit Era, Thursday, October 31, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Constellations, 35-39 Greenland Street. Taking place on Brexit eve, it will examines devolution, governance and the likely impact of Brexit across the Liverpool city region and asks if rivalry and antagonism is making way for cooperation and collaboration. Speakers will be Prof Philip McCann, Professor in Urban and Regional Economics at Sheffield University Management School and Cllr Carla Thomas from the Combined Authority. Tickets are £4. Click here to book

Gerry Proctor, chair of Engage Liverpool CIC, said: “This year’s seminar season aims to situate our residential community at the heart of the wider Liverpool city region. It explores three themes that matter a great deal to people everywhere in the city region but especially to waterfront and city centre residents.”

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