In the face of social and ecological peril, there's a movement that continues to build and resist. This podcast will take you into the heart of it.
We talked to democracy activist and researcher Mayo Fuster Morell about Barcelona's collaborative economy "ecosystem," the status of the collaborative economy plan, and the replicability of Barcelona's particular approach to sharing.
This consortium aims to aid the many facets of the burgeoning platform co-op movement by supporting research, advocacy, education, and other activities.
In 2012, Vancouver set a lofty transportation goal — for people to make more than 50 percent of their trips in the city by foot, bicycle, and public transit by 2020. In 2015, the city had already met its target.
Described as an online shop for locally-made products, Fab Market curates, tests, and offers products from makers and designers around the world. The group exists at the intersection of the maker movement and the open-source movement.
While far from a complete treatment of how to regulate the collaborative economy, the report provides a model for other jurisdictions, especially in considering human values, embracing a broad definition of the collaborative economy, and involving local authorities in crafting regulation that works at multiple levels of government.
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. The Open 2017 conference, which kicks off on Feb. 16 in London, will feature speakers at the cutting edge of the cooperative, open source, and collaborative economy.
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