Sharing Cities Global Book Tour: Christchurch New Zealand

Welcome to the first Christchurch event exploring and discussing the new book "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons" by Shareable

Tool libraries. Community land trusts. Repair Cafes. Participatory Budgeting. In every domain of urban life, citizens are rebalancing the power with the market and state to provide for their own needs - and now there's a manual that lays out over 100 case studies and city policies showing how it's done.

Join us for a short presentation and interactive discussion about what’s already happening in Christchurch and what else could be done with inspiration from "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons."

Get your free PDF of the book before the event at so you can have some questions ready.

We will be having guest speaker Tom Llewellyn (Strategic Partnerships Director @ Shareable) skyping in for a Q&A and to hear more about the book and this global movement.

Special thanks to co-hosts and collaborators on this event, currently:
Ohu - Property development with Soul
Global Shapers Christchurch - Youth driving change
@Shareable - Nonprofit media outlet and action network to inspire social change

We're inviting the following local organizations/initiatives to participate in the event, but in case they can't make it, we suggest looking up and supporting:
Fab Lab Chch - Bringing production to the community
Lyttelton Time Bank - Trading skills in a community.
Enspiral - Creating meaningful work and mutual benefit through a decentralized network
Canterbury Men's Sheds - Sharing their skills to help with practical projects in the community
RAD Bikes - NFP Community bike shed/workshop space
Gap Filler - Designs and delivers public placemaking installations that promote community wellbeing.

$5 suggested koha to cover costs and materials

If there are any questions or organizations who we missed or would like to be involved, please get in touch:
Preston | 0278283757 |

June 30, 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Exchange Christchurch - XCHC
376 Wilsons Rd N
Christchurch 8011
New Zealand
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