The latest articles from our policy experts, researchers, RSA Fellows and guest writers.
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Articles from our Fellows and guest writers.
26 Jul 2018
We’ve lost sight of the role of making stuff in communities, but it is part of creating vibrant economies where money, knowledge and resources flow.
23 Jun 2018
After years of decline, manufacturing could be making a return to the cities of Europe. Senior Researcher at the RSA Josie Warden compares Brussels, London and Rotterdam identifies the common experiences and challenges faced by each city.
30 May 2018
On #LondonHistoryDay we take a look at the past, present and future of London's garment manufacturing
21 May 2018
Mark Brearley, co-owner of London manufacturer Kaymet, explains that production still has a place in the capital
10 May 2018
Despite significant changes to the scale and makeup of manufacturing in the three cities, manufacturing still has an important role to play in the economic and social fabric of cities
07 May 2018
We’ve mapped London’s makers and industrial spaces so that you can explore how much manufacturing takes place in your local area.
11 Dec 2017
Martin Kunz FRSA, a member of the Fellow-led International Development Network, asks why rubber is not a prime target for the Fairtrade label.
08 Dec 2017
The newly released Draft London Plan recognises the need to protect industrial land in the capital, but does it go far enough?
24 Oct 2017
What does London's manufacturing economy look like? Is there any left? What challenges does it face? This blog explores what the data tells us.
05 Oct 2017
Mike Northcott FRSA
Manufacturing now generates less than 10% of the UK’s economic wealth - is it time for a renaissance?
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