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…

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…

Foundries of the Future: A Guide For 21st Century Cities of Making.

Foundries of the Future: A Guide For 21st Century Cities of Making.

Since the 1970s, cities world-wide have been witness to radical de-industrialisation. Manufacturing was considered incompatible with urban life and was actively pushed out. As economies have grown, public officials and developers have instinctively shifted their priorities to short-term, high-yielding land uses such as offices, retail space and housing. Inner-city growth from New…

Brussels, a city of making

Brussels, a city of making

If you only have two minutes: This film provides an insight into four manufacturers in Brussels covering both foundational activities and forms of manufacturing that require to be in or near the city.  The film aims to present some of the common trends and challenges, while exposing some of the…

Profiles: Cantillon – Brussels

Profiles: Cantillon – Brussels

Cantillon is a brewery located in the heart of Brussels, a few steps from the main train station – Gare du Midi.  The brewery produces Gueuze beer which has a peculiar ‘spontaneously fermented’ process based on ancient brewing methods that were once typical for the surrounding Senne Valley.   It…

Profiles: BIGH – Brussels

Profiles: BIGH – Brussels

BIGH, the acronym for Brussels Integrated Green Houses, is a pioneering urban agriculture business, located on the roof of the retail section of the city’s abattoir.  The business uses a closed loop system within the spirit of cradle to cradle and the circular economy that takes advantage of wasted heat…