Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons

"Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons" showcases over a hundred sharing-related case studies and model policies from more than 80 cities in 35 countries. It witnesses a growing global movement and serves as a practical reference guide for community-based solutions to urgent challenges faced by cities everywhere. This book is a call to action meant to inspire readers, raise awareness, and strengthen the sharing movement worldwide. "Sharing Cities" shows that not only is another world possible — but that much of it is already here.

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  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Certible in Vienna, Austria

    Circular Economy, Open Hardware and IoT

    In conjunction with the Open Minds Austrian Open Source Awards (, we are spotlighting how open hardware and IoT helps foster the circular economy

    * Introduction - What is the circular economy, open hardware and IoT?
    * The Struggle Becoming Circular - The struggles of an open hardware producer
    * The IoT Lifecycle and the challenge reaching sustainability
    * Workshop: How to create business models with open hardware



  • Monday, November 12, 2018 at 09:00 AM through November 16, 2018
    City of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain

    Sharing Cities Summit: Barcelona

    Cities Summit Barcelona 2018 which will take place in Barcelona on 12 November 2018. This edition follows on from the Sharing City Summit held in 2017 in NYC, and the City2City Conference of Amsterdam in 2016. The event will gather together Mayors and Deputy Mayors from leading cities from around the world to discuss how the continuous growth of sharing economies affect the life and economic development of the cities, and what innovative measures can be taken to meet the challenges and opportunities we face, such as how to differentiate digital platforms which are not constructed on truly collaborative models. This year’s Summit will focus on boosting concrete commons outcomes and collaboration between cities.

    The Sharing Cities Summit Barcelona 2018 will take place the day before the start of the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), 13-15 November, which will include a dedicated space for the “Inclusive and Sharing Cities” topic, in both Congress and Exhibition Areas. With an attendance of over 700 cities, it will be a unique opportunity to reach out to other cities, spread a common message, and share the tangible outcomes of the Summit.

    The Summit’s programme, which is still in development, shall encompass discussions on creating a task force for collaborations among cities in the negotiations with large platforms, resources on policies for an inclusive sharing economy, creating an open data common repository and a guide of technological and knowledge policies, and a commons declaration by cities building upon the principles established in the 2017 Summit. Shortly, we will be sending you a survey asking you about your current city policy actions. The results of this survey will serve to map specific collaborations and interests which shall be included in the Sharing Cities Summit Barcelona 2018 programme.

    The Sharing Cities Summit Barcelona 2018 is a collaborative effort co-organised by the City Council of Barcelona and Open University of Catalonia (UOC Dimmons group), with the support of Amsterdam and New York and with the collaboration of BarCola members (Barcelona local sharing ecosystem) and international sharing actors such as Sharing Cities Alliance and Shareable.

    Confirmed participation of:
    Amsterdam, Milan, Montreal, New York, Paris & Toronto among other cities.


    Preliminary programme

    Monday, November 12th


    Full day Sharing Cities Summit, and public event


    Tuesday, November 13 – Thursday, November 15th

    “INCLUSIVE & SHARING CITIES” topic in both Congress and Exhibition Areas at SMART CITIES EXPO WORLD CONGRESS

    Tuesday, November 13

    Inclusive and Sharing Cities topic at SCEWC with dedicated spaces
    in both Congress and Exhibition Areas
    Dinner for mayors and vice-mayors hosted by Barcelona City Mayor Ada Colau

    Wednesday, November 14

    Inclusive and Sharing Cities topic at SCEWC with dedicated spaces
    in both Congress and Exhibition Areas.
    Optional site visits to meet Barcelona’s most exciting companies, organizations, and venues.

    Thursday, November 15th

    Inclusive and Sharing Cities topic at SCEWC with dedicated spaces
    in both Congress and Exhibition Areas.

    Check for up to date information.

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