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    The history of tower blocks in the city neatly...

    The history of tower blocks in the city neatly illustrates how the poor are callously warehoused, their communities broken up, and how planners and architects are complicit in this.

    When the slum...
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    No I didn't take any pictures but if you go to...

    No I didn't take any pictures but if you go to Google Street View and type in Wellington Road, Liverpool and then choose the Wellington Road, L8 option (there's more than one Wellington Road in Lpl)...
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    He certainly chose well!

    He certainly chose well!
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    I wonder if in the future the architects who were...

    I wonder if in the future the architects who were responsible for designing poorly thought through housing estates that had a negative psychological impact on the people who had little choice but to...
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    If the Florrie can be brought back to life from...

    If the Florrie can be brought back to life from the state it was in then restoring Everton library should be a piece of cake - providing the money can be found and there's the rub.

    Any updates...
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    Asking property owners to behave responsibly...

    Asking property owners to behave responsibly isn't 'nannying' it's just asking them to put social cohesiveness before profit / self-interest. Anyone who owns property needs to put money aside for its...
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    The two 'laws' I mentioned above which are...

    The two 'laws' I mentioned above which are essentially enhanced versions of what already exists would solve the problem of irresponsible property ownership in its two most socially destructive forms:...
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    The existing law gives too many rights to...

    The existing law gives too many rights to property owners and doesn't force them to display civic responsibility in how they manage their property. It needs to be changed to include a legal...
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    Most people never see the interior of buildings...

    Most people never see the interior of buildings that look fantastic from the outside so I don't really care what they look like on the inside as long as their exterior gives me a sense of place and...
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    If we accept that poorly designed (council,...

    If we accept that poorly designed (council, slumlord) properties are a thing of the past (big ask) and that the mistakes of the 60s - 90s are being rectified (however slowly and don't let's even...
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    Thanks for posting that. It sure looks good on...

    Thanks for posting that. It sure looks good on the inside. It's possible to see the entire exterior, too, now that the scaffolding/covers have been removed. In particular the hugh restored copper...
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    Looks like a great site in the making. For...

    Looks like a great site in the making.

    For some reason Aigburth seems to be missing from the list of districts (although Otterspool makes the cut). Is there something we should know?
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    I'd be interested to find out what people who...

    I'd be interested to find out what people who don't know the city or its history think about Liverpool after they have visited the museum.

    One of the most popular exhibits (and one of my...
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    There are maps that you can pick up from the info...

    There are maps that you can pick up from the info desk that give you an overview about what is covered in each section. The temptation is to cover the entire museum in one go and I think this is a...
  15. At least the building is still there so as the...

    At least the building is still there so as the recent renovation of the Florrie demonstrates, it might one day be brought back to life. Fingers crossed.

    Unlike this little beauty, the Mayfair...
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    It's depressing seeing these photographs of...

    It's depressing seeing these photographs of Smithdown Lane and what it used to be like and comparing it with what it's like now (well, what's left of it at the Edge Hill end).
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    Managed decline? Just think of all the 'green'...

    Managed decline?

    Just think of all the 'green' and 'brown' spaces that there are in Vauxhall, Everton, Kirkdale, Kensington, Toxteth, etc.

    Just look at all the sycamores, buddleias, grass,...
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    The former civil servant from Prenton who was on...

    The former civil servant from Prenton who was on Radio Merseyside the other day and was party to the discussions about regeneration in Liverpool during the 70s and 80s should be interviewed in depth...
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    I was part of the parade. I wasn't dressed as a...

    I was part of the parade. I wasn't dressed as a woman and I'm not camp but I don't have a problem with women who dress as men or men who dress as women and no one else seemed to either apart from a...
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