What does "urban production" mean for metropolitan regions?


University of Birmingham (UK), INTERREG EUROPE

Project period

March 2017 — November 2020


Global Mapping

Working method

Interviews, Case Studies, Heat Maps


Global Policy Report

Our expertise

Creative Industries


Birmingham City University



Global Report
Global Production
Bastian Lange
Global Production

Global Review Report “Urban Manufacturing”

Is manufacturing returning to the city or is it being reinvented in our cities? With the Global Review Report “Urban Manufacturing”, Multiplicities is facilitating the City of Birmingham (UK) in joint cooperation with the University of Birmingham on the application, the formulation and rolling out of “Urban Manufacturing”. The report aims at providing three key means to support policy makers in Europe:

Firstly, the report explains and defines new forms of value generation and its configurative patterns as such.

Secondly, the report presents general as well as case specific empirical evidence for processes and practices of urban manufacturing, pointing to collaboratively generated ideas, prototypes, goods as well as services.

Thirdly, we conclude that by presenting policy recommendations to stabilize temporary bottom-up and collaborative initiatives and by matching various interest groups and their tools to orchestrate prototyping patterns in urban context anew.

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