• Developing socially productive places

    The latest Connected Communities paper, Developing Socially Productive Places, explores the relationship between the physical and social aspects of community-building and place-making.

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  • Connected Cities: The link to growth

    The latest report from the RSA City Growth Commission, Connected Cities: The link to growth, suggests that to create a more productive system of cities and economic growth for the UK, metros need much greater influence in national infrastructure decision-making.

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  • The Power to Create

    In his 2014 Chief Executive’s lecture, Matthew Taylor explored new thinking around the RSA’s core mission: to empower people to be capable, active participants in creating the world we want to live in.

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  • Human Capitals: Driving UK Metro Growth through Workforce Investment

    The RSA City Growth Commission suggests how economic growth can be strengthened in cities by addressing skills mismatches with new initiatives.

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  • RSA Shorts - Anyone Can Change the World

    What if you really could change the world? In this empowering RSA Short Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, explains why it is so important that we strive to make a difference.

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  • Latest RSA Journal out now

    The latest issue of the RSA Journal looks at a wide range of subjects including: the economy, 20th century youths, sustainability, funding, collective action, institutions and political participation.

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  • RSA Fellows deliver capacity, commitment and innovation to communities from the global to the local.

    About the Fellowship

    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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  • About the RSA

    About the RSA

    The RSA: meeting 21st century challenges by showcasing ideas, undertaking innovative research and building civic capacity around the world.

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Events coming up

02

Aug

The RSA Hour at Camp Bestival 2014

Once again we are packing our suitcases and travelling to Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset to present The RSA Hour. This year we are joined by Dr Ben Ambridge who asks what makes us smarter and Dr Kevin Fong who explores our obsesssion with space travel.

26

Aug

RSA Scotland Angus Millar Lecture 2014 - Creating a Learning Society

In this year’s Angus Millar Lecture in Edinburgh, Nobel Laureate economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz argues that what truly separates developed from less-developed economies is not just a gap in resources or output, but a gap in knowledge. In studying how countries learn, we can unlock a new approach to growth, development and social progress.

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