Manufacturers, academics and policy makers recently joined us and FRSAs Patrick Grant and Francesca Froy to discuss the role of making in communities. Here are five takeaways from the discussion in Manchester.
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Is it economic heresy to suggest that sustainable businesses are as vital to a healthy economy as scalable businesses?
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.
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 ...
On #LondonHistoryDay we take a look at the past, present and future of London's garment manufacturing
Mark Brearley, co-owner of London manufacturer Kaymet, explains that production still has a place in the capital
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
We’ve mapped London’s makers and industrial spaces so that you can explore how much manufacturing takes place in your local area.
The newly released Draft London Plan recognises the need to protect industrial land in the capital, but does it go far enough?
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.