Richard Sennett, one of the world's leading thinkers on the urban environment, traces the relationship between how cities are built and how people live in them.
Videos & Audio
65 million people are caught up in the global refugee crisis. CEO of the IRC David Miliband shows why we should care, and what we can do to make a difference.
Matthew Engelke argues that anthropology is essential to understanding the world today, and our most urgent debates around identity, cultural values and power.
Entrepreneur and sharing economy expert Alex Stephany joins James McClure, Airbnb and Brhmie Balaram, author of Fair Share, to investigate the next evolution of the city.
The displacement of people is a defining issue of this century. This report reviews the current nature of global displacement and reflects on some of the key debates in this area.
The final report of the RSA Inclusive Growth Commission sets out our framework and recommendations for achieving inclusive growth.
How do we make inclusive growth a reality? Our 'Putting principles into practice' guide explores the ways in which numerous places are starting to find ways to spread prosperity more widely.
Our third Power to Create paper explores the possibility of transforming a UK city into a city of learning. Taking the imagined city of Kensalfield as our subject, we offer 20 proposals to take at local and national level. ...
Articles & Blogs
17th August 2018
"To whom does a city belong?" Julia Zielke, Prof Rhiannon Corcoran FRSA and Gerry Proctor MBE FRSA use the "Co-City" model to investigate
The social housing green paper does little to confront the challenges facing the sector.
From Fife to the Isle of Bute, Katie Arthur recounts what she learned from her leg of the FFCC bike tour.
25th June 2018
How has the word regeneration come to be so hated? The word ‘regeneration’ is now reviled, as Jonathan Schifferes’ blog states, but not all ‘re’ words have such a bad atmosphere: renew, recover, repair, even re-upholster ...
The RSA City Growth Commission was a 12 month enquiry into how cities can be empowered to shape and drive their economies.
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 ...
‘DevoMet: Charting a path ahead’ sets out how and when an ambitious policy of city-regional devolution could be implemented.
- Fellow Project
The northern regions of the RSA Fellowship launched a project to explore the fate of market towns and the surrounding countryside in response to Northern Powerhouse proposals.
Thursday 4th October 2018 at 13:00
Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House
Urban designer Don Carter explores routes to recovery and revitalisation for post-industrial cities and communities.
Monday 8th October 2018 at 13:00
Great Room Auditorium, RSA House
Sociologist and best-selling author Eric Klinenberg shows how social infrastructure holds the key to health, happiness, safety and healing our divided society.
Thursday 21st June 2018
Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House
One year on from the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, a panel gathers to reflect on what it exposed about the social and economic state of the nation, and how to secure safety and justice for everyone.
- Fellow Event
Tuesday 17th April 2018
How will a basic income affect the health of individuals, families and communities? Will reducing poverty have an impact on mental health? Will enhancing income security improve family well being? How do communities change ...