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

Nurturing clusters of creative excellence through evidence-gathering and action, to grow the impact of the creative industries, and creativity in industry.

Regenerative business enquiry

Exploring and cultivating the capabilities required to ensure business aims and practices contribute towards a regenerative economy.

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

  • Where next for business?

    RSA Event / Video / Online

    RSA House and online via YouTube

    Alan Jope, outgoing CEO of Unilever, discusses the need for a system shift in business practice to unlock potential and support a regenerative economy.

  • Design for Life: unlocking the potential of cities

    Fellowship Event / Coffee House / Online

    The Coffee House (RSA House) and Online via Zoom

    Amy Gandon (Head of Policy and Participation) and Tom Stratton (Chief of Staff) will introduce the aims and activities of the RSA-led UK Urban Futures Commission, an ambitious enquiry to unlock the potential of the UK’s cities.

  • Bish Bash Bosh: R&D-led innovation in the creative industries

    RSA Event / Online

    RSA House and Online via YouTube

    Sir Peter Bazalgette is joined by pioneering creative entrepreneurs to discuss the importance of maximising the value of the sector to wider society and the economy.

Related hubs content

  • Belonging


    Nicola Bacon

    What does it take to transform a neighbourhood into a community?

  • New Directions in Urban Design


    Rami el Samahy

    Intentional guidelines can support a pluralistic, flexible and inclusive approach to building

  • In conversation with Marvin Rees


    Rachel O’Brien

    “You’ve got to release the energy and the untapped abilities that are in the cities” Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees talks to Rachel O’Brien about his work with the UK Urban Future Commission.

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.

Become an RSA Fellow

The RSA Fellowship is a unique global network of changemakers enabling people, places and the planet to flourish. We invite you to be part of this change.