One of our main goals with this book is to spark conversations about how cities and city residents can facilitate the creation of a "real sharing economy" — one that's not solely focused on the bottom line, but on the true sharing of resources across various sectors. To meet this goal, we're launching a global "distributed" book tour, where readers just like you have the power to take action and host discussions about the case studies and model policies presented in the book. Here are some ideas on how to participate in the "Sharing Cities" story:
Host a discussion of "Sharing Cities" at your next book club
Host a Meetup to chat about the book at your local coffee shop or library
Host a panel discussion at your university or community center
Host a large community gathering
We'll provide materials for discussions, facilitate connections with local sharing experts, and provide any other resources and support you might need. Our hope is to give you the tools you need to shape the conversations about the ideas presented in the book.
Events are already in the works at the following places: Berlin, Heidelberg, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Ann Arbor, Asheville, Chicago, and Tokyo.
We've set aside some of the funds raised during last year's crowdfunding campaign to provide a printed copy of the book to the first 20 people who sign up below to host an event between April and June. We'll even reimburse some of the costs for snacks and space rental! The official sign up form is coming soon. If you have any questions, feel free to send a note to Tom Llewellyn: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Already have an event in mind? Register it right now, and we'll add it to the global map.
Interested in hosting an event, but need some support? Please fill out this form, and we'll get in touch soon.