Liverpool is a city in England with roughly 500 000 inhabitants. It is located in the Northwest part of the country, on the estuary of the Mersey river. The climate is temperate maritime, with mild summers and cold winters.
Liverpool is characterised by a variety of architectural styles and is one of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom. In 2008 it was nominated as the annual European Capital of Culture. Liverpool was one of the leading global trade centres at the end of the 19th Century. After suffering for significant population reduction and economic decline in the latter half of the past century, the city started growing again in the mid-1990s. Nowadays, the local economy is based on the service sector industries and it is one of the largest in the United Kingdom.
Liverpool supports numerous initiatives aiming to develop and implement green infrastructures and renaturing urban plans. In this spirit, the city will join URBAN GreenUP by following the “Liverpool City Green Infrastructure Strategy”. The goal is to tackle specific urban problems, such as poor connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists between different parts of the city, a degraded city centre environment and several drainage issues. Planned interventions can be summarised as follows: