Re-distributed Manufacturing and the Resilient, Sustainable City
This network, led by the University of Bristol, explored the impact of Re-distributed Manufacturing at the scale of the city and its hinterland, using Bristol as an example in its European Green Capital year, concentrating on the issues of resilience and sustainability.
The network studied issues from a number of disciplinary perspectives, bringing together experts in manufacturing, design, logistics, operations management, infrastructure, resilience, sustainability, engineering systems, geographical sciences, mathematical modelling and beyond. In addition, the network, through the way in which the team carried out embedded focused studies, explored mechanisms by which interdisciplinary teams may come together to address grand challenges in society and develop research agendas to solve them.
The network was a gathering of public and private partnerships, in which businesses, researchers, authorities, and citizens worked together for the creation of new services, business ideas, markets, and technologies.