Case study report: The Maker-Mile in East London

Case study report: The Maker-Mile in East London

This case study focuses on making and manufacturing in the London inner city area of Hackney and Tower Hamlets, known as the ‘Maker-Mile’. It illustrates how manufacturing and making has historically and dynamically become embedded into a mainly residential-commercial part of London, with makers being distributed across the area as…

CoM policy recommendations

CoM policy recommendations

Based on the Cities of Making patterns, we have developed twelve action areas.  There is no key priority or starting point.  Some cities may already address some of these recommendations, however may not have noticed other opportunities. For policy makers interested in manufacturing, dive in where you think it will…

Workshop: NDSM

Workshop: NDSM

This workshop will present a tool designed to facilitate urban manufacturing, developed in the (JPI) Cities of Making project (www.citiesofmaking) based on the book ‘Foundries of the Future’. The tool is based on three years of research and development focused on Brussels, London and Rotterdam/The Hague. The result is a…

Case study report:  London Borough of Haringey

Case study report: London Borough of Haringey

Haringey is representative of small, low-density, inner-city industrial zones which are embedded into their neighbourhoods.  With the growth of demand for housing and the increasing of land prices, sites like those found in Haringey are under serious threat from gentrification. The totality of the companies analysed in the Borough of…

Case study report: Old Oak and Park Royal (OPDC)

Case study report: Old Oak and Park Royal (OPDC)

This report looks into the state of the businesses, what is made and particularly the kinds of resources and technology used in the manufacturing process on one of Europe’s largest industrial estates, at a time where it is confronted by the demand for space within London. According to the Park…

Profiles: Gillis Printing – Brussels

Profiles: Gillis Printing – Brussels

Gillis is one of a few remnant printers that remains in Brussels’ inner-city neighbourhood of Cureghem. The company has seen radical change of both the neighbourhood and clients.  It is now at a critical moment, will the owner end the business and cash in on the recent increase in land…

Local-recall (Seoul)

Local-recall (Seoul)

Following the excellent 2019, Urban Manufacturing Next forum which emerged from the threat of gentrification in Sewoon, one of Seoul’s most diverse and dynamic manufacturing neighbourhoods. This event, aptly called ‘Local-Recall’ looks at development in cities such as Seoul, New York and Brussels while reflecting on the impact of the…