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WP 4 : case study report : Shareable's Sharing Cities

Authors: Majo, Claudio. de; Elle, Morten; Hagelskjær Lauridsen, Erik; Zuijderwijk, Linda; Tawakol, Donia;
Publication date: 2016
Keywords: case studies, cities, narratives of change, Netherlands, networks, sharing economy, Spain

The aim of this report is to describe the emergence and development of Shareable, a transnational network and consequently the Sharing Cities Global Network inaugurated by Shareable in 2013. Shareable was co-founded by amongst others former corporate strategist Neal Gorenflo in 2009 in San Francisco, California. From there, Shareable created the Sharing Cities Network in the attempt to connect all sharing initiatives on an urban level (Marsh, 2013). This report demonstrates, two of the main activities of Shareable fall under two main categories: storytelling and community building. The network works both as an online magazine, promoting sharing practices among local communities through the means of storytelling, and as an action and connection hub organizing and coordinating the Sharing Cities international network. Therefore, the Sharing Cities network is a multi-territorial transnational network that comprises local communities and group of activists who engage in a cooperative process by organizing ‘sharing’ projects. This report sheds further light on what ‘sharing’ actually entails in practice and conceptually, both for the Transnational Network as well as two local Initiatives, Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Gijon (Spain).


Majo, C. de,  Morten, E., Hagelskjær Lauridsen, E., Zuijderwijk, L. and Tawakol, D. (2016) WP 4 case study report : Shareable's Sharing Cities, TRANSIT: EU SHH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169.

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