This week, we published the three-year strategic plan for Shareable. Starting in the New Year, we're going to ramp up the number of stories we produce, diversify our coverage, deepen our influence with decision-makers, and expand our partnerships with news outlets and other organizations. We've committed to be more transparent, diverse, community-driven, and community supported. Moving forward, we'll also be engaging our readers more in our work — we look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions!
Despite being a pioneer in homesharing regulation, Amsterdam still faces many of the issues other cities face with Airbnb and their ilk, including a lack of tools to determine who is violating city rules and renting properties illegally.
For seniors who want to age in a supportive community environment, cohousing is an exciting alternative to traditional options such as retirement homes and assisted living centers.
Growing cities across the U.S. and Canada are grappling with the challenges of displacement and affordability in their housing markets, and many of them are looking to Cascadia’s innovative cities for answers. Portland, the smallest of Cascadia’s three major metropolitan areas, has perhaps one of its biggest and best ideas: the "residential infill project."
Public libraries are home to a lot of things besides books these days: makerspaces, cultural programs, art events, coworking spaces, teen centers, Libraries of Things, tool libraries and more. But one library in Blackpool, England is using its space to fight loneliness and isolation on a very human scale — by creating a public living room.
Open 2017: Platform Co-ops — By providing a viable alternative to the standard internet business model based on monopoly and extraction, platform cooperatives provide a template for a new type of organization — forming the building blocks for a new economy. Open 2017: Platform Co-ops, the first event of its kind in the U.K., will explore how collaborative software and cooperative ownership models are being combined to create this new economy.
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Hampton, Georgia, U.S.
Platform Co-ops Conference
OuiShare Summit #9: Lisbon
2017 Creative Commons Global Summit
4th International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies