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Asking the what, where + how of the 21st century urban manufacturing.

Cities of Making, (ERA-NET ENSUF funded project) explores opportunities for strengthening urban based manufacturing in European cities following years of decline and offshoring. Using a combination of strategic and action research, our ambition is to identify what works in supporting a resilient and innovative industrial base, and to test those solutions in a real-world setting. We will learn from experiences in London, Rotterdam and Brussels – each with a distinct industrial heritage. By the end of the project we will have developed ideas, practices and policies focusing on public authorities (and many other relevant stakeholders) to breathe new life into their manufacturing communities.  For more information on the the project context, method, and objectives – read more.

 


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We constantly struggle to define where #urbanmanufacturing ends and #urbanlogistics begins - or vice-versa. Trends… https://t.co/XDPFOlwDft
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RT @THREADproject: London needs its places for making, why protecting further industrial land loss is just the first step https://t.co/43Sy
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RT @pauljwyatt: Distributed Everything Lab @RCA asked me to make two films about companies which are pioneering new ways of manufacturing t…
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RT @wtempst: ‘Cosmo-localization’: can thinking globally and producing locally really save our planet? https://t.co/tqnQp8Ocm0 via @OuiShar…
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"Can #Detroit become a textile manufacturing hub?" An interesting case study on specialisation, skills and coordina… https://t.co/OzwumWMm8S
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On #transitions for post-industrial cities from @ICLEI_Europe. Curious to see what people are doing after industria… https://t.co/R03FuFvn49
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RT @THREADproject: "A varied ecosystem is a resilient thing" Why local manufacturing is important. Fabulous interviews from #Scottish bookb…
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The sandwich industry: a staple of urban life, often made at scale, consumed globally, generally made locally and h… https://t.co/fHenbbNEbq
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And why the UK's industrial strategy is 'mostly' good. From the @guardian https://t.co/oA9s4DDLrM
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“So this industrial strategy deliberately strengthens the five foundations of productivity: ideas, people, infrastr… https://t.co/eQQQxGYHIt
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'A New Industrial Policy' launched a few months ago, how will it land on the ground? How will this impact cities? W… https://t.co/8AgB27eYrA
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"Futuring European industry: assessing the ManuFuture road towards EU re-industrialization" A long read on projecti… https://t.co/TJyAUdFiOM
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#Makesmthngweek - this looks like a lot of fun, starting today! Get your hands dirty!!… https://t.co/PzND6c0ZfP
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#Making happens in the strangest places - here the 90 year old Brussels born, exporting 75% of… https://t.co/ZdhvisPzBO
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Skills gap: a message that is constantly repeated in the EU and beyond: "Manufacturers are struggling to find emplo… https://t.co/fCwPxznRGz
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What role do small #makers play in productive cities? Creative tinkering or a significant new urban economy? Tnx… https://t.co/dPKWcbltNz
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What we can gain from the recent phenomena in urban micro-breweries is a reflection of 'short supply chains' - what… https://t.co/yU82xkAbJa
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A very complimentary project to @citiesofmaking on European Industry. Looking forward to finding out more. https://t.co/NlsI6M50Jx
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RT @KuperSimon: After Brexit, the UK needs to do something radical: upskill the working classes. Me for @FT https://t.co/K8xvrdvJ65 https:/…