• RSA Shorts - The Power to Create

    The 21st century presents us with huge challenges. How can we empower people to be active participants in creating a world we want to live in? Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, offers a vision for the future.

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  • Unleashing Metro Growth: Final recommendations

    The final report of the City Growth Commission contains a full set of recommendations for national and local government. (Image credit: spatial.ly.)

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  • UniverCities: The knowledge to power UK metros

    The City Growth Commission proposes recommendations to enhance the contribution that higher education in the UK makes to city growth.

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  • Connected Cities: The link to growth

    The City Growth Commission suggests that to create a more productive system of cities and economic growth for the UK as a whole, metros need to have much greater influence in national infrastructure decision-making.

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  • Powers to Grow: City finance and governance

    The City Growth Commission suggests that the time is now for central government to grant further decentralisation and devolution to certain metros, for the good for the UK economy as a whole.

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  • Latest RSA Journal out now

    The summer 2014 issue of the RSA Journal looks at a wide range of subjects including: creativity, innovation, change, business, learning, visualisation and society.

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    A global network of individuals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who deliver capacity, commitment and innovation to communities globally to the locally. Our Catalyst fund supports Fellow-led ideas that aim to have a tangible and positive social impact.

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Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

Is philosophy still relevant today? Acclaimed novelist and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein offers an original thought experiment in response: how would Plato respond to our modern-day ethical dilemmas?

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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

What is the good life and how can we achieve it? Economist Russ Roberts reveals how Adam Smith’s 250-year-old insights into human nature and happiness still apply to life today.

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