The Liverpool Knowledge Quarter Sustainability Network (KQSN) was formed in 2014, with the core aim to enhance the sustainability of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter and be a model for the wider City Region.

The KQSN promotes sustainability and environmental issues through the area and encourages active collaboration and partnership. Its members comprise a vast range of experience in sustainability and are well-placed across leading organisations and community groups alike to realise change and drive Liverpool’s sustainability agenda.

The KQSN works to identify projects and collaborations that support the following interests:

  • Energy infrastructure
  • Sustainable built environment
  • Green infrastructure and green space (including biodiversity)
  • Local food growing (including both meanwhile and permanent use)
  • Sustainable and ethical procurement
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Travel, transport and public realm
  • Low-carbon circular economy (including responsible waste management)

The KQSN meets each spring and autumn and is open to anyone. Members take turns to host and there is no cost to attend or to be part of the network. We welcome new members, who want to work with the network’s existing partners to  enhance sustainability and environmental performance in the area. More information and key contact details can be found by clicking on the terms of reference.

KQSN Highlights Report

In June 2019, the KQSN published a Highlights Report to showcase the amazing work that has taken place since the network formed. The Highlights Report includes examples covering Energy, Life & Land, Community, Food, and Waste and the Circular Economy. The examples include nearly all of our members and shows the breadth of sustainability work that is taking place in KQ Liverpool.

For more information on the KQSN, please get in touch with one of the key contacts (see terms of reference) or email directly to

Follow us on Twitter @KQSNLiverpool. You can also ask to join our LinkedIn group: Liverpool Knowledge Quarter Sustainability Network, where you will be able to access the minutes of previous meetings and make contact with our members.

KQ Liverpool Walking Guide

Walking is a great form of exercise with health and wellbeing benefits – and our new Walking Guide encourages you to see new places and landmarks in our iconic city centre.  And of course, walking is carbon neutral and the most sustainable form of travel available!

Created by WSP, our new Walking Guide with its short and simple routes, links organisations across KQ Liverpool. Handy charts show how walking can help clock up the steps and burn off the calories. And there are four suggested routes you can follow on your lunch break – so download the guide below or look out for hard copies at locations across the KQ Liverpool and get walking today.

The Walking Guide is funded by the Department for Transport Cycling and Walking to Work Programme, administered by Merseytravel. For more information about walking on Merseyside, visit the Merseytravel website.