Sharing Cities Book Advance Copy


You have been invited to download an advance copy of Shareable's upcoming book, "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons."

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View and download the advance copy of the book

Cities are one of the key economic and cultural engines of the world. Yet these densely populated areas are also beset with the most urgent challenges that societies face today, with numerous people in urban areas unable to access basic needs such as food, housing, and clean water.

Amidst this crisis lies tremendous opportunity for people to address these problems collectively. To do this, individuals, organizations, and local governments are turning to a basic human practice: sharing. By sharing their time, knowledge, space, and goods, people are finding that they can overcome scarcity by building and maintaining vital common resources. They are demonstrating how sharing leads everyone to have more, together.

"Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons" showcases policies and case studies from more than 80 cities in 35 countries that embody the spirit and practicalities of sharing. It not only witnesses a movement, but is a practical reference guide for community-based solutions to a range of urban challenges. The aim of this book is to inspire others with ideas, lessons, and best practices for solutions that are grounded in community participation. We hope it will help connect local efforts for mutual support, encourage international partnerships, and most importantly, strengthen the sharing movement worldwide.