ShareMelbourne is a local manifestation of the Sharing Cities global Network, which is an initiative of Shareable. “ShareMelbourne is an initiative to connect all local sharing economy groups across the city including community gardens, tool & seed libraries, car-sharing programs, collaborative consumption start-ups, food co-ops and co-working communities. The group runs events and works with community, government and business to advocate for Melbourne and other local governments to become Sharing Cities.” (Shareable.net, 2016). As typical for the transnational network of Shareable, ShareMelbourne is a loose network that doesn’t involve formal procedures or include official members or fixed structure. It is mainly based on one person’s efforts, namely Darren Sharp, who has initiated the establishment of ShareMelbourne and is the main if not the only actor connecting already existing and newly emerging sharing initiatives in Melbourne to the Shareable Network umbrella. This explains why Darren Sharp is the main source of information for all the Critical Turning Points (CTPs) of ShareMelbourne.
For more information about ShareMelbourne see: http://www.shareable.net/cities/melbourne-australia
This CTP is about the appointing of Darren Sharp as the Australian editor of Shareable and his holding of a big launch event of ShareMelbourne in November 2012.The event leveraged on established contacts in the city and put the topic of sharing in the spotlight.
The first Mapjam held for ShareMelbourne, was part of Shareable's Mapjam initiative that was going on simultaneously in different cities across the world. It was the first time that the Mapjam idea happened globally.
This CTP is about the Melbourne ShareFest, which took place in May 2014, six months after the Mapjam – CTP 2. This event was the first time that the notion of Melbourne as a Sharing City is discussed with leaders in the sharing field.
This CTP is about the Yarra City MapJam, which was the second MapJam held for ShareMelbourne after the Melbourne MapJam (CTP2).
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