Our work develops practical models for more open, relational approaches to public services that are responsive to local needs and priorities, and work with service users to design and deliver better outcomes.
We want to build and capitalise on the value of individuals and communities. This explores the role of peer support and social networks, to empower people to better meet their social and economic needs and aspirations.
We advocate for devolved strategic economic and social policymaking powers to the most local level possible, supported by accountable and engaging democratic governance structures.
The Mental Wellbeing and Social Inclusion programme is a longitudinal project that seeks to i) understand how community and social connections affect people’s well-being; ii) develop best practice around using local data ...
How do we adopt an asset based approach for people in recovery? The RSA explores how recovery capital works in practice.
In the context of devolution, successful social and economic development strategies, will deploy new powers at the local and city scale. To make plans successful, they must be distinct, connected to the identity of citizens ...
OPSN is answering the need for a truer and more detailed picture of mental health and wellbeing across the UK with the launch of a new platform - OPSN Mental Health - in association with Mind.
Sam Grinsted explores how by prioritising purposeful citizen engagement we can build legitimacy around policies that prioritise inclusive growth.
The RSA has submitted its proposal to the Ministry of Justice for the New Futures Network. A body to drive prison reform through the system.
Now is the time to combine design methods with systems thinking to enable the adaptive and innovative institutions we need for the future, argues Rowan Conway.
Citizens and Inclusive Growth is a discrete programme of research that looks at the role of citizens in strategies for inclusive growth.
Design thinking has delivered an impressive creative boon. But to tackle our most complex social challenges design methods must be augmented with systems thinking.
Designing good policy isn’t easy. And in an era of ‘wicked’ problems, fast changing expectations and ever evolving technology it’s only getting harder.
London is growing at a rate that creates new housing challenges, particularly in terms of supply and affordability. Addressing these challenges is fundamental to the overall social and economic success of the city.
- Fellow Event
Saturday 7th October 2017 at 10:00
Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University
Join Bournemouth University and local Fellows in this exploration of what makes communities 'compassionate', and how to grow them at the local level.
- Fellow Event
Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 18:30
The Highbury Centre Conference Room, Highbury
A lot has changed since we last shared ways in which we are each helping shape constructive futures in turbulent times. Has this affected our plans and our actions? Let’s share our thinking on September 27th.
- Fellow Event
Monday 3rd July 2017
The Independent Auditor General for Scotland, Caroline Gardner will be exploring the significant financial devolution transforming Scotland’s Budget on a historic scale. This brings new opportunities and risks for public ...
Wednesday 29th March 2017
Great Room Auditorium, RSA House
Leading authority on urban development and renewal Jonathan F P Rose champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the 21st century.