Friday, 30 June
Sharing resources has the potential to address some of the most pressing challenges facing our cities and communities including inequality, pollution, and social isolation. While the practice of sharing resources and skills within a community is ancient, the Internet has made it possible to greatly increase these transactions of time, goods and services. And yet, while technology does play a role in this increased efficiency and ease, key aspects of the sharing economy’s success and benefits remain rooted in peer-to-peer relationships and locally-based activities. In this session we will discuss ways in which people of all income levels can save money, reduce their environmental impact and participate in their community by sharing. Furthermore, we explore the vital role city councils play in keeping the balance.