Hey sharing folks, Shareable is hosting the Sharing Cities Map Jam October 12th through the 26th. This is the kickoff action of our just announced Sharing Cities Network.
We want to collaborate with you to map all the sharing goodness in as many cities as possible around the world. You know all that good stuff we've been writing about for the last four years, like coworking, hackerspaces, public parks, lending libraries, carsharing, bikesharing, and more (I could go on)? Yeah, it's time to map it where you live and set the stage to grow sharing in your city.
Click the button to host a map jam!:
Once you sign up to host, we'll be in touch within 24 hours to get you started. We'll give you all the information you need to host a fun and successful map jam. In the mean time, join our Facebook group here. And read our host guide, which explains map jams and how to host one.
If you'd like to attend a map jam, below is a list of the map jams already scheduled. If you find an event near you, just click the RSVP button to let the host know you're coming. If you don't see an event near you, keep checking back. We update the event list daily.
DIRECTORY OF SHARING CITIES MAP JAMS THAT ARE PUBLIC
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Location: Festival of CoCreation, Plant 1, cnr Park Terrace and Fifth Street, Bowden. Be sure to check the event site map and schedule when you arrive to find the precise location of the #mapjam in Plant 1.
Neal Gorenflo is the executive director and co-founder of Shareable, an award-winning news, action, connection hub for the sharing transformation. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to leave the
Neal Gorenflo is the executive director and co-founder of Shareable, an award-winning news, action, connection hub for the sharing transformation. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to leave the corporate world to help people share through startups, publishing, grassroots organizing, and a circle of friends committed to the common good.
During this career shift, Neal worked with startups including peer-to-peer asset sharing platform Moogul.com, an online DVD exchange, a spinout of Cisco’s corporate asset sharing platform, and white label asset sharing platform Divvy.com. To build community in the space, he co-organized The Abundance League monthly salons in San Francisco between 2005 and 2010. Through his exploration of sharing, Neal met those who would co-found Shareable with him.
Subsequently, Neal has become knowledgeable about sharing through 10 years of entrepreneurship, public communication, and as an avid practitioner. He has consulted with Institute for the Future, Stanford University, Lowe's Home Improvement, and numerous startups. His expertise has been featured by The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, Wired, Fast Company, Christian Science Monitor, and Sunset Magazine. He is a sought after speaker with appearances at SXSW, Sustainable Brands, and SOCAP. His writing is featured in YES! Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, The Urbanist, and the anthologies The Wealth of the Commons, Open Design Now, and Enabling City. He is co-editor of the books Share or Die, Policies for Shareable Cities, and Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons.
In addition to his work at Shareable, Neal is an adviser to OuiShare, Mayor Park of Seoul, South Korea and is a former Innovation Fellow for Mayor Lee of San Francisco. Neal earned a masters with distinction from Georgetown University's Communication, Culture & Technology program and B.As in American Studies and English Literature with distinction for George Mason University.
You can follow Neal on Twitter @gorenflo. Please contact Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org for speaking opportunities, consulting, or press inquiries.
Things I share: Time with friends and family, stories, laughs, books, ideas, nature, resources, passions, my network.
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