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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  • Monday, June 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM through June 08, 2018
    Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sustainable Brands Vancouver: Redesigning the Good Life

    Discover how shifting consumer demands around the world are changing the 21st century economy. Benefit from new, fresh-from-the-field research and case studies to help you deliver positive social impact while strengthening your brand's performance. This event will feature Shareable's executive director Neal Gorenflo.

     

  • Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    308 W Hastings St in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sharing Cities - An Evening With Shareable's Neal Gorenlfo

    We'd like invite you to an intimate discussion with Neal Gorenflo, executive director of Shareable on the evolution of the sharing economy, and his organization's new book "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons", which showcases over a hundred sharing-related case studies and model policies from more than 80 cities in 35 countries.

    "Sharing Cities" chronicles a growing global movement in which communities, organizations, and local governments are increasingly responding to challenges by turning to a basic human practice: sharing. By sharing their labor, space, goods, and more, people can overcome scarcity by building and maintaining vital common resources. The book serves as a practical reference guide for community-based solutions to urgent challenges faced by cities everywhere. It 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.

    About the Speaker:
    Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder, chief editor, and executive director of Shareable, an award-winning nonprofit news outlet that has covered the latest innovations in resource sharing, the future of work, and cities for nearly a decade. He's a prolific speaker, author, and consultant on Shareable's coverage areas. As a leading sharing movement pioneer, he advises leaders around the world on how to meet their goals through sharing. This has included work with Seoul Metropolitan Government, the city of San Francisco, the Sharing Economy Association of Japan, and numerous enterprises. Not surprisingly, Neal is an avid sharer whose year of sharing life experiment was covered by FastCompany, Sunset, and 7x7 magazines. As a social entrepreneur, Neal's strategy for change is simple: let's share!

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Urban Commons: Hacking the City For All

    You must RSVP to get in (click on FREE, below)! Chi Hack Night is Chicago's civic tech gathering.  50-165 of us meet weekly to build, share, and learn about civic tech.  On June 26, 2018, we'll be looking at Shareable's new book "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons", exploring the commons and (true) sharing economy, and discussing how we can make a more equitable, sustainable and people-driven Chicago. We'll also have a breakout group for a deeper discussion.


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