Published: 6th Mar 2018

As Sharing Cities expand across the world, Neal Gorenflo, co-founder of Shareable, introduces a new book setting out the principles for success In 2011, Shareable, the nonprofit media outlet I co-founded two years earlier, hosted a day-long conference called Share San Francisco. We brought together 130 leaders from city government, nonprofits, and social enterprises to explore one key question: How can we amplify the city of San Francisco as a platform for sharing? After all, cities are fundamentally shared enterprises. We aimed to catalyze positive change from a set of sharing-related opportunities coalescing around cities — some particularly evident in San Francisco. As we hoped, this event set off a chain reaction that catalyzed a global Sharing Cities movement. Today, there are more than 30 cities with active Sharing Cities programmes including Seoul, Amsterdam, and Milan; a network of city governments working together under the Sharing Cities Alliance umbrella; and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)