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How sharing can contribute to more sustainable cities

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  • Joanne M. Leach
  • Christopher Bouch
  • Valeria De Laurentiis
  • Mike Goodfellow-Smith
  • James Hale
  • Dan Hunt
  • Susan Lee
  • Martin Locret-Collet
  • Jon P. Sadler
  • Jonathan Ward
  • Christopher D.F. Rogers
  • Luke Blunden
  • Milena Buchs
  • Jane Falkingham
  • Mikey Harper
  • Patrick James
  • Mamusu Kamanda
  • Tatiana Sanches
  • Philip Turner
  • Phil Wu
  • AbuBakr Bahaj
  • Adriana Ortegon
  • Katie Barnes
  • Ellie Cosgrave
  • Paul Honeybone
  • Helene Joffe
  • Corina Kwami
  • Victoria Zeeb
  • Brian Collins
  • Nick Tyler
Article number701
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>29/04/2017
Issue number5
Number of pages16
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Recently, much of the literature on sharing in cities has focused on the sharing economy,
in which people use online platforms to share underutilized assets in the marketplace. This view of sharing is too narrow for cities, as it neglects the myriad of ways, reasons, and scales in which citizens share in urban environments. Research presented here by the Liveable Cities team in the form of participant workshops in Lancaster and Birmingham, UK, suggests that a broader approach to understanding sharing in cities is essential. The research also highlighted tools and methods that may be used to help to identify sharing in communities.
The paper ends with advice to city stakeholders, such as policymakers, urban planners, and urban designers, who are considering how to enhance
sustainability in cities through sharing.