SHARECITY100 is a database of more than 4000 food sharing enterprises across 100 cities around the world, including Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America, and Europe. The first major output of SHARECITY, a five-year research project at Trinity College Dublin, SHARECITY100 was created to assess the practice and sustainability potential of information and communications technology (ICT)-enabled food sharing within cities.
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On October 5th at 1:45 in the morning I got on a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong.
If you recall, I'm participating in an Advisory Group for the United Nations. On this trip I also had a chance to deliver the Crash Course to an audience in Shenzhen. So we can now say The Crash Course has been heard on the Chinese mainland!
It was one thing for me to read about China’s explosive growth and quite another to go there and see it and feel it for myself. It's real, and its scale is massive.
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The Duwamish Cohousing complex in West Seattle, Washington. Photo credit: Joe Mabel
In recent years, we’ve started to see cases of promising sharing and collaborative practices falling into the traps of neoliberal ways of thinking and doing: carpooling and time-banking ideas transforming into the likes of Uber and TaskRabbit, co-housing concepts producing closed and exclusive gated communities, and so on.
Article and images cross-posted from Made Local magazine. Story by Leilani Clark. Photos by Nat and Cody Photography.
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As biological organisms, humans are motivated by pain and pleasure.
But interestingly, while we tend to think of these as equal motivators, they aren't.
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While the regulatory tug-of-war between those concerned with the negative impacts of Airbnb on affordable housing and the home rental giant continue, the emergence of a new industry signals that the problem of illegal short-term rentals may be larger than Airbnb admits.
A number of new businesses are operating as a type of Airbnb police, making money by finding hosts that break laws and / or lease agreements by running what are essentially illegal hotels.