The Sharing Cities Network connects local sharing activists in cities around the world for fun, mutual support, and movement building.
What is the Sharing Cities Network?
Imagine a city where everyone’s needs are met because people make the personal choice to share. Where everyone can create meaningful livelihoods. Where fresh, local food is available to all. Where affordable housing and shared transportation are abundant. Where the poor are lifted up, the middle class is strengthened, and the rich are respected because they all work together for the common good.
Our dream at Shareable is that everyone gets to live in such a place. While ambitious, our dream is grounded in reality. Everything that's imagined above already exists. We know this because we’ve written about these pockets of sanity nearly every day for the last five years.
What’s missing is there’s no single city where all these models are brought together. And until now there’s been few efforts to create such cities.
This is a call to change that and the time to build sharing cities is now.
So, we’ve created the Sharing Cities Network — a grassroots network for sharing innovators to discover together how to create as many sharing cities around the world as fast as possible.
Community Asset Maps
Fifty cities around the world began mapping their shared resources in October and November 2013 during Shareable's first annual #MapJam. This was just the beginning of the Sharing Cities Network – an ambitious project to create one hundred sharing cities groups by 2015.