With all the justified excitement forming around the burgeoning sharing economy, we sometimes overlook the fact that sharing is indeed a very old tradition. Though use of the internet and social media has certainly popularized this old custom – and even given it a well-deserved second wind – the key to the sharing economy’s survival still rests on its potential to generate a true sense of community. In order to continue its amazing trajectory and stand the test of time, perhaps it still needs to hold fast to its roots, its sense of place, its solid foundation in real life communities. Luckily for the sharing economy, even good old-fashioned community organizations are starting to catch on.
Read more about the "Community Sharing Hub" from Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA).