In a huge setback for Liverpool, UNESCO has stripped the English city of its World Heritage status.
The decision came after concerns about development in the city.
Being put on UNESCO’s World Heritage list often leads to huge financial rewards through investments and tourism.
But losing it could also have the opposite effect.
The Heritage list includes globally recognizable sites including Egypt’s pyramids and the Great wall of China.
UNESCO is meeting in China this year to consider 17 other sites to add to its list.
But what criteria are they considering for this prestigious honour?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Trevor Skempton - Member of the Merseyside Civic Society.
Amr Al-Azm - Professor of History and Anthropology at Shawnee State University.
Michael Parkinson - Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool and Ambassador of the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place.
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