Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Policies for Shareable Cities: A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders

Cities are built for sharing. It’s what makes cities engines of prosperity, innovation, and cultural exchange. Well connected cities have the unique capacity to raise per capita production and innovation while using dramatically less energy. For this reason, cities may be our best hope forachieving widespread prosperity within the earth’s natural limits.

Today, new circumstances have created an unprecedented opportunity to amplify cities as platforms for sharing. People are already acting on this opportunity. Driven by economic need and empowered by new technologies, they’re creating new, more resilient ways of providing food, jobs, hous-ing, goods, and transportation for themselves and each other in cities

This report details 32 specific policy steps that local leaders can take to benefit from the growing sharing economy and support innovations such as carsharing, ridesharing, cohousing, cooperatives, and urban agriculture. 

Please share this with every urban leader, mayor, city planner, or council member you know!

Created by
Shareable/Sustainable Economies Law Centre



Source: http://www.resilience.org/resource-detail/1859010-policies-for-shareable-cities-a-sharing