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Liverpool - World Heritage City:

John Hinchliffe co-ordinated Liverpool’s successful nomination to be inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 with the theme that Liverpool is “…the supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain’s greatest global influence.” The essential documents required to constitute the nomination were the Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City. World Heritage Site Nomination Document and the Liverpool World Heritage Site Management Plan. The Nomination Document was described by the Canadian representative on UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee at the time as the most impressive nomination document he had ever seen. It is available through Liverpool University Press at http://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/products/60475 In a global comparative study of WHS management plans in 2008, it was stated: “The management plan for the Maritime Mercantile City of Liverpool World Heritage Site has to be

regarded as one of the most comprehensive documents there is…”. When the Liverpool World Heritage Steering Group decided to produce a guide book for the WHS in 2014, John Hinchliffe was commissioned to be the major contributor to Liverpool - World Heritage City, which was edited by Peter de Figueiredo and published in December 2014. It is available at http://bluecoatpress.co.uk/liverpool/liverpool-world-heritage-site/ . It gives a rigorously academic and yet readable insight into the history and buildings which embody Liverpool’s outstanding universal value and which justify the prestigious honour. It also: addresses the recent developments that have helped the city reinvent itself in recent years; proudly asserts the planning and heritage achievements since inscription and; dares to identify projects which are still “in need of attention”.