Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons

Your invited to an intimate discussion with Tom Llewellyn, strategic partnerships 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.

Advance Praise for "Sharing Cities":

"Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has promoted sharing city policies and projects since its declaration in 2012 as a sharing city. However, learning from other cities has not been easy. This book, containing over 130 case studies and model policies from around the world, will help us and other officials, enterprises, and citizens striving to create sharing cities. The SMG hopes this book will spread around the world and help the sharing cities movement thrive.
-- Mayor Park Won-soon, Seoul, South Korea

"'Sharing Cities' shows that the answer is us. It lays out a vision, with concrete examples, of how we can ease pressure on the planet, increase access to the things people need, and strengthen our democracy through sharing. Read this book and let's get started building a better world!" -- Annie Leonard, executive director, Greenpeace USA and author of "The Story of Stuff"

"Optimistic, collaboratively created, with anticipation of ongoing evolution, this book provides examples of concrete forays into the new sustainable, equitable, and just economy we must and are building in cities." -- Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, author of "Peers, Inc."

June 25, 2018 at 6pm - 8pm
ICA GreenRise
4750 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640
United States
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