Sharing Cities

Endorsements for Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities 

“Sharing Cities is a comprehensive and thoughtful guide to how the principles of the sharing economy will affect the spaces where we live, work, and play. If you want to understand the possibilities and challenges of the sharing paradigm to transform the way cities are designed, read this book.” —Rachel Botsman, coauthor of What’s Mine Is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live “There are relatively few books out there that really [...]

By | 2015-09-21T12:44:13+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Just Sustainabilities|0 Comments

‘Smart Cities’ Should Mean ‘Sharing Cities’

  Medellín, Colombia(Christian Heeb—Getty Images) When mayors and developers focus on technology rather than people, smart quickly becomes stupid, threatening to exacerbate inequality and undermine the social cooperation essential to successful cities.These days every city claims to be a “smart” city, or is becoming one, with heavy investments in modern information and computing technology to attract businesses and make the city competitive. After researching leading cities around the world, we’ve concluded that truly smart [...]

By | 2018-01-30T17:59:21+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Just Sustainabilities|0 Comments

Moving Beyond the Sharing Economy: The Case for ‘Sharing Cities’.

© CUNY 2012 The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture What can be bad about an economy that’s called ‘sharing’? Sharing is the antithesis of our current dog-eat-dog economy right? With a booming global population and mass-migration to cities, surely anything that encourages getting-along with each other is a good thing? But the sharing economy is under attack – though surprisingly not from market-is-gospel neoliberals. It’s being rejected by people who put [...]

By | 2018-01-30T17:58:38+00:00 July 10th, 2014|Just Sustainabilities, Uncategorized|0 Comments