In his opening remarks at the festival, Seoul Mayor Park Park Won-soon emphasized the function of cities as platforms for sharing and the central role citizens play in making the city. Mayor Park signed a joint declaration with mayors of other South Korean cities, including Jeonju, Suwon, Seongnam, Siheung, Gwangju, and Don-gu, to develop their sharing cities together.
"Technology is creating new mechanisms that are enabling us to trust unknown people, companies, and ideas," Botsman says. "At the same time, trust in institutions, banks, governments, and even churches is collapsing."
The American Dream of our parents' generation left us broke, unhappy, and bereft of planetary resources. What's so inspiring is that the new "better off" is cheaper, lighter on the planet, and a whole lot more fun.
To keep pace with the times and to figure out how best to serve their users, library administrators are zeroing in on what’s happening in their communities to determine community strengths and how they can nurture and leverage them.
On Nov. 29, Shareable is participating in #GivingTuesday. This global day of giving is a way to show your support for growing the sharing movement around the world. Your tax-deductible donation will keep Shareable independent and ad-free as we work towards empowering everyone to share for a more joyous, resilient, and equitable world.
Share! Summit — The first sharing economy summit in Tokyo will feature talks about sharing cities, work revolution, civic tech, trust and risk, and sharing community. It will also include discussions with sharing economy professionals, local government officials, and guests from around the world.
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