About Shareable Cities
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller
With the advent of social media and information technology, new business opportunities which empower netizens to connect the supply and demand efficiently at the peer-to-peer level are more widely available than before. These new ventures are helping to shape a new sharing movement that is popping up in a number of cities worldwide.
In these “shareable cities”, citizens work together to crowdsource goods, services, funding, transportation, money, knowledge, and more. People have access the goods and services they need, for the time period they need them, without requiring ownership. It’s a solution that minimizes idle goods and promotes sustainable resource use while building resilient community networks.
An effective sharing ecosystem relies heavily on the availability of information from both business and public sectors. Access to transparent and open data will enable greater innovation since members of the community can leverage shared data sets on transportation, healthcare, and infrastructure, to build products and services that serve the public good.
From May 9th until 18th, we cordially invite you to discover how you can be a creator, a consumer, and a contributor in this Shareable Cities movement.