"Urban villages are traditionally much more than their physical space," Amanda Abrams wrote in a recent feature story published by Shareable. "It's a network of relationships; a community of interrelated people. It's a term that refers to a collaborative way of life — a relatively small, place-based urban community where people cooperate to meet one another's many needs, be they residential, economic, governmental, or social. In the process, they wind up transforming their own experience of that community."
Join Shareable for an interactive "World Cafe" style discussion to collaboratively dig into questions about the current state of Urban Villages here in the Bay Area, where we would like be, and what we need to do to get there together. This event will also serve as the official Bay Area release of our new book, "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons." We'll have plenty of copies on hand that will be available for 20 percent off. This event is free to attend and light food and drinks will be provided. We are asking for a suggested $15 donation from those who can afford it, to cover the cost of refreshments and the space rental. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Please note there is limited street parking so please consider taking public transportation. The best option is BART, as Oakstop is located above the 19th Street Station in Oakland (17th st exit).
Want to read more about urban villages to prepare for the discussion? Shareable has you covered. In February we published an in-depth article about their rise all over the world. Check it out by clicking here.
We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Chris Rankin at Chris@shareable.net.
Oakland, CA 94612
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