I work in the 'sharing economy' from a unique vantage point: at the nexus of private, public and social sectors, advising governments, companies, impact investors and think tanks about the potential of this space and what it means for the future.
Sitting on the cold stones of Mauerpark’s amphitheatre, people can really surprise you. A small, timid-looking woman is called to take the stage, and as she hesitantly takes her mic and awaits her introduction, you become anxious for her. She … Read More
A unique 19-mile belt of neglected green space in the very centre of the French capital is sparking debate among environmentalists and entrepreneur around the future direction of development in the city
This article was originally published in Tech Cocktail. The trend is that governments are opening up data, as well as planning and budgeting processes. Public participation is taking on a whole new look. Local civic advocates are stepping up as […]
Hubo un tiempo en que las vecinas y vecinos debían colaborar en la realización de algunos trabajos comunitarios por ser de utilidad común. Era la denominada hacendera (andecha en asturiano o auzolan en euskera). Un grupo de iniciativas ciudadanas de gestión democrática e intervención en espacios públicos (la Red de Huertos Urbanos de Madrid, El Campo de Cebada, el Centro Social Seco, el Espacio Vecinal Montamarta, el Albergue de San Fermín, Todo por la Praxis, Intermediae...) quiere recuperar ese espíritu en un entorno urbano. Uno de sus primeros "inventos" es el Intercambiadero, una herramienta web de intercambio de recursos (sillas, equipos de sonido, herramientas para el huerto, "maderos" para construir muebles o estructuras...). Si quieres conocer este espacio de debate,intercambio y coordinación, pásate el miércoles 9 de abril por el centro sociocultural Mariano Muñoz, ¡que tocamos a hacendera!
With its official, city-wide commitment to the sharing economy, Seoul’s metropolitan government has emerged as a leader in the global sharing movement. Recently, Creative Commons Korea released an ebook detailing many of the Sharing City, Seoul projects, at both the community- and municipal-level, that form this new sharing mega-city.
As the Sharing City, Seoul ebook introduction notes, while Seoul is spearheading a sharing revolution, sharing is not new to its residents. Seoul is a city with a rich cultural heritage of sharing, including labor exchanges called “poomasi” and farmers’ coops called “dure.” Today, with 10 million residents—the majority of them possessing smartphones—and a government committed to creating a sharing culture, Seoul is well-positioned to bring mass sharing to one of the densest cities in the world.
Essay arguing for a new approach to the development of real estate, informed by the rise of non-profit enterprise, the internet economy and sustainable development. Commissioned by UK agencies Architecture + Design Scotland and the Scottish Centre for Regeneration, as part of the Sustainable Communities Initiative of the Scottish Government.