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Growing hubs

Design for Life Growing hubs

People can effect change by coming together. Design for Life supports the growth of societal hubs. The RSA works across organisations, communities, industries and regions to create new ways for them to achieve regenerative impact together.

How are we achieving this?

Cities of Learning

Connecting and catalysing place-based lifelong learning to unlock opportunities for a regenerative economy.

Creative corridors

Working with Creative PEC and Arts Council England the RSA is bringing together leaders across regions in the UK to grow the impact of the creative industries, and creativity in industry.

UK Urban Futures Commission

Unlocking the potential of UK cities, to drive economic, social and environmental improvements for people and for the country.

Watch an event about our hubs work

  • Launch of the UK Urban Futures Commission

    Public talks


    Join us for the launch of the UK Urban Futures Commission report, hosted by RSA in partnership with Core Cities UK and Lloyds Banking Group.

  • Why learning to fail can teach us to thrive

    Public talks

    RSA House and online via YouTube

    Amy Edmondson, professor of leadership at Harvard Business School and the world’s leading expert in the science of psychological safety, offers a practical guide to ‘intelligent failure’.

  • Design for Life: Cities of Learning - seeding lifelong learning ecosystems

    Fellowship events / Online

    The Coffee House (RSA House) and Online via Zoom

    Tom Kenyon (Head of Enterprise Design) and Jahnvi Singh (Senior Learning Designer) will share learnings from Cities of Learning to date. Guest speaker Heather Walker FRSA (Tees Valley Combined Authority) will also share learnings from the last year of piloting Cities of Learning across the Tees Valley Region.

Related hubs content

  • Capabilities for Life Faculty Members

    The Capabilities for Life faculty group is comprised of dedicated learning facilitators and visionaries from around the world. Its mission is to transform the way capabilities skills, behaviours, mindsets and values are nurtured, focusing on connecting people’s needs with those of the planet.

  • ‘One Creative North’ plans finalised at summit ahead of Convention of the North

    Press release

    The RSA, together with leaders from across government, civil society and the creative industries, finalise bold new ideas for the North of England’s creative industries, to be revealed in full at the Convention of the North on 29 February.

  • Taking flight


    Jonathan Sapsed

    A new research hub explores how building corridors of creative industries could accelerate growth across a pan-northern ‘supercluster’.

Explore our other Design for Life areas of focus

  • Building capabilities

    Design for Life supports people to learn and lead. We're unlocking the confidence, capabilities and connections of children, learners and entrepreneurs of all ages.

  • Developing infrastructure

    Design for Life develops and influences infrastructure at a system-wide level that people, communities and organisations need to drive regenerative change.

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