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The sharing economy and the future of movement in smart, human-scale cities. (William Robinson Leigh’s 1908 painting “Visionary City” envisaged future cities constructed from mile-long buildings of hundreds of stories connected by gas-lit skyways for trams, pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages. A century later we’re starting to realise not only that developments in transport and power technology have eclipsed Leigh’s vision, but that we don’t want to live in cities constructed from buildings on this scale.) One of the defining tensions throughout the development of cities has been between our desire for quality of life and our need to move ourselves and the things we depend on around. The former requires space, peace, and safety in which to work, exercise, relax and socialise; the latter requires transport systems which, since the use of horsedrawn transport in medieval cities, have taken up space, created noise and pollution – and are often dangerous.

This tension will intensify rapidly in coming years. Human scale technology creates complexity in transport. To Reach Gen Y, Big-Name Brands Tap Sharing Economy 04/21/2015. With the latest estimates on the sharing economy hitting the stratosphere, more and more mainstream brands are tiptoeing into the territory carved out by names like Zipcar, Uber and Airbnb. A new report from PwC says that 57% of American adults are signing on to this “access is the new ownership” sentiment, and 80% of the people it surveyed agree that sometimes, renting is smarter than owning. The consulting company says that the five key sharing sectors, which include travel, car sharing, finance, staffing and music and video streaming, generate $15 billion in revenues now, with the potential to increase to $335 billion by 2025.

Some sharing companies already dominate their old-fashioned predecessors, with Airbnb averaging 425,000 guests a night, about 22% more than Hilton Worldwide, it says. And 8% of adults have already had at least one experience with a shared automotive service, such as Uber or Lyft. The idea of sharing skews younger, and makes the most sense to Millennials. How "The Sharing Economy" Benefits Event Planners | East of Ellie. You may have heard of the term “the sharing economy” in recent articles talking about the future of businesses and how resources are opening to consumers unlike ever before. Google defines this term as: “The sharing economy (sometimes referred to as the peer-to-peer, mesh, or collaborative economy; also collaborative consumption) is a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical resources.” To put it in more familiar terms, it’s the basis of Uber, AirBnB, and more companies that are changing the way we live everyday life by offering to share things or services already owned by others.

And while many apps come and go in regards to popularity, Entrepreneur magazine deems the success of businesses engaging in the sharing economy “not a fad – it’s a new way of doing business”. So, how will this new age of having access to every day needs in the palm of our hand benefit the lives of Event Planners? AirBnB Credit: Airbnb Uber TaskRabbit Credit: TaskRabbit DogVacay Fon. Sharing your economy with Airtasker. Tim Fung is one of my new best friends in the Airtasker community. Actually, he's also the co-founder and chief executive. But his email personally welcoming me doesn't dwell on this. After all, Airtasker is part of the new "sharing economy" where titles aren't supposed to matter nearly as much as trust.

That's important when what Airtasker is promising me sounds almost too good to be true – at least for those who grew up in a distinctly non-sharing economy. But now I apparently have a ready answer for all those little tasks I need done but can't – or won't – do myself. The possibilities seem endless. I simply sign up for free to Airtasker and post my task along with my proposed budget.

Airtasker is just one more example of the informal revolution going on in working life – or is that living work? So far, for example, around 250,000 Australians have signed up to sell or buy services or do both since Fung and co–founder Jonathan Lui started Airtasker three years ago. The Sharing Economy: What It Means For Authors - Author Unlimited - Style="display:inline-block;width:336px;height:280px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-8081383567175932" data-ad-slot="7855323201"> The Sharing Economy The age of the revered expert and author as the almighty, pen-wielding warrior delivering information to their passive audience when and how they choose, is over.

Long over. Although we still hold the greatest respect for experts and commentators, access to their ranks is now open to any of us. Sharing, not just of goods and services through platforms like Airbnb, but of information. Some say it is a superior way of connecting and learning and offering information for sale — no more well-researched, objective (or opinionated!) What Is It? This platform is, of course, ‘Web 2.0’, a term popularised by Tim O’Reilly that takes the power what we think of as ‘the Internet’ and uses it to enhance information distribution through two-way interactions on wikis, blogs and social networks.

Phew! What It Means (for you) Think again. How To Take Charge Of It. We're screwed, share that | Opinion | Moneyweb Today. We're screwed, share that Marc Ashton 1. "Uber, the world's largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world's most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. This e-card has been shared countless times on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter by South Africans across the board and yet what they fail to realise that in a country where education standards are so low, this rise of technology and the “sharing economy” is a not necessarily a good thing. Just the other day, a connection of mine on one of the social networks shared an article penned by Larry Fink, the CEO of financial services firm Blackrock.

"As more and more people use sharing services for transportation, for example, personal vehicles will become less important, both financially and in terms of status. “Amazing! The reality is that technology is obliterating traditional jobs. You have a slump in the global mining sector, it leads to unemployment. Tutte le iniziative di Expo per la sharing economy  L’economia della condivisione sarà una delle protagoniste di Expo 2015. A dimostrarlo, il fatto che nelle prossime settimane il comune di Milano pubblicherà un elenco qualificato delle piattaforme di sharing economy “che hanno mostrato di essere affidabili e quindi promuovibili agli occhi di visitatori e cittadini”. A dirlo è l’assessore comunale alle politiche per il lavoro, sviluppo economico, università e ricerca, Cristina Tajani, che intervistata da SmartMoney ha aggiunto che all’avviso lanciato dal comune meneghino hanno risposto una settantina di operatori e che nell’elenco ci saranno imprese di tutti i tipi, da aziende già affermate ad associazioni e startup, intese come giovani imprese costituite negli ultimi 18 mesi.

Non c’è spazio per Uber Pop Per Uber Pop, invece, non c’è ancora spazio, almeno nel cuore del Comune di Milano. Per tutti gli altri c’è SharExpo, questo il nome dell’iniziativa principe dedicata all’economia della condivisione in vista dell’Expo. How the sharing economy could help repair our sense of community. One of the more depressing social trends is that, since the 1970s, fewer and fewer Americans have told surveyors that "most people can be trusted. " So it's interesting to note that trust appears to be a primary glue holding the sharing economy together. According to a survey of U.S. consumers by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), 89 percent of those familiar with the sharing economy agreed it was based on trust between providers and users. Sixty-three percent thought the sharing economy was more fun, and 73 percent agreed it builds stronger communities. And PwC estimates the sharing economy could hit a massive $355 billion in global revenues by 2025.

So could AirBnB, Couchsurfer, Uber, Lyft, Tidal, Zipcar, Car2Go, Feastly, and all the rest help repair America's fraying social fabric? First off, this actually isn't a new thing. But as PwC notes, "Consumers are more interested in affordability and convenience than they are in building social relationships with providers or other consumers. " Meet the lawyer taking on Uber and the rest of the on-demand economy. Several years ago, Boston lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan was visiting family and friends in San Francisco. While she was out at a restaurant in the West Portal, one of her friends pulled out his smartphone. “You have to see this, Shannon. It’s a new thing and it’s changed my life,” she recalls him saying. The friend fired up Uber, the car-hailing app. Then, Liss-Riordan says, her friend looked at her. Liss-Riordan, 45, has spent her entire legal career going after employers for allegedly short-changing their employees.

Now, her sights are set on the so-called “on-demand economy”—the constellation of tech start-ups that provide transportation and delivery services at the tap of an app. Shannon Liss-Riordan in her office in Boston In recent months, Liss-Riordan has filed lawsuits against Uber, Lyft, Homejoy, Postmates, and Try Caviar—five of the largest on-demand start-ups in the world. Liss-Riordan smelled blood. “Sometimes entire industries are in the wrong and we will challenge them.” Collaborative Economy Industry Stats 2015 - Google Sheets. The inspiring story behind one of Britain's sharing economy pioneers | The Pitch. Dan Martin meets Ali Clabburn, founder of Liftshare, a company that connects people looking for a lift with car drivers willing to offer one and an early player in the UK's sharing economy.

If you're running a great small business, enter The Pitch 2015 today! Over the past few years the sharing economy has exploded. Whether it’s booking a room in someone’s flat through Airbnb or renting out your front garden to commuters using Parkatmyhouse, the concept of using stranger’s stuff has become mainstream. One of the early players in the sharing economy in the UK was Liftshare, founded by Ali Clabburn. The idea for the business, which connects people looking for a lift with people willing to offer space in their vehicle, came when Clabburn was at university in the late 1990s but the entrepreneur believes the foundations for a career in the sharing economy was planted at a young age. "As the youngest of four children, I grew up in an environment of enforced sharing,” he says. Teething problems. Da Airbnb a Uber, piccolo prontuario sulla sharing economy.

#sharingeconomy: BlaBlaCar acquista il competitor Carpooling. BlaBlaCar, una startup francese che si occupa di ridesharing da città a città, ha acquisito il suo concorrente tedesco e il suo competitor ungherese AutoHop. I termini delle transazioni sono riservati ma rappresenta sicuramente un acquisto importante per la società francese. Non del tutto sorprendente, però, se si considerano le strategie da sempre aggressive della società di ride sharing, notano gli esperti. Su BlaBlaCar è possibile contattare un’automobilista che sta guidando da una città all’altra e prenotare un posto per un passaggio. Gli automobilisti possono monetizzare con questo sistema, mentre i viaggiatori hanno l’opportunità di spostarsi a prezzi davvero vantaggiosi. Tempo fa Nicolas Brusson, Co-Founder di BlaBlaCar, spiegava a TechCrunch come la strategia di espansione della società stesse funzionando molto bene: “il modo in cui costruiamo la nostra espansione internazionale è con uffici locali.

Tags: BlaBlaCar, ride sharing. Sharing economy: una rivoluzione in atto - - Chiarelettere. Si chiama sharing economy ed è l'economia della condivisione che sta rivoluzionando il mondo. Nel pieno della crisi, contribuisce a ripensare al capitalismo in una logica redistributiva: le voci di costo si trasformano in risorse. E le persone possono riappropriarsi... Si chiama sharing economy ed è l'economia della condivisione che sta rivoluzionando il mondo. Nel pieno della crisi, contribuisce a ripensare al capitalismo in una logica redistributiva: le voci di costo si trasformano in risorse. E le persone possono riappropriarsi di occasioni sociali. Gea Scancarello ha provato in prima persona. Come diventare un host Il pomeriggio del mio primo «sì» l'ansia mi si è arrampicata lungo lo stomaco, aumentando inesorabilmente ogni qualvolta posassi lo sguardo su una superficie diversa. Poche ore prima avevo fatto il mio esordio tra gli host (padroni di casa) di Airbnb, il sito che consente di mettere a disposizione il proprio appartamento, o anche solo una camera, per ospiti a pagamento.

Cohesive or corrosive? Why the sharing economy is dividing cities | URBACT. But first, what is the sharing economy? The sharing economy is the label used for businesses, organisations and community groups that realise the value of idling and underused assets. Companies like AirBnb and Uber have become the well-known face of the sharing economy. But there is a myriad of other activities being undertaken by for-profit companies and not-for-profit organisations alike that are all part of the sharing economy.

Car sharing clubs, lending tools, renting clothes/accessories, sharing a meal, crowd funding platforms, businesses swapping skills, maker spaces and Wikipedia, are all examples of the sharing economy. Each takes something that isn’t being fully used, such as time, skills or goods, and enables others to access it. The potential of the sharing economy Although many of the activities being done in the sharing economy are not new, what has driven its development is technology. There are other potential benefits to sharing.

How can sharing lead to inequality? Investors: The Next Wave of the Sharing Economy Beyond Uber and Airbnb — The Move Beyond Just… Investors: The Next Wave of the Sharing Economy Beyond Uber and Airbnb — The Move Beyond Just Sharing Physical Objects to Sharing Time and Sharing Experiences and Expertise. You know for a long time now that bytes are replacing bits. Of course we live in the physical world and — virtual reality notwithstanding — we will continue to. We need to eat, have shelter (Airbnb), travel (Uber). People will continue to have sex. But bytes — the world of zeros and ones — are disruptive. Seeing Beyond Corners — (if we extend this Sharing Economy trend out) It seems like a solid investment thesis if a company is credibly the Uber of this… or the Airbnb of that… but this is in fact already relatively short term thinking.

We’re obsessed with time — or should be. Find my purchases for me (including before I even knew I wanted or needed them) — that is what we do. You get the idea. I can rent out your car (Uber) and I can rent out your apartment or house (Airbnb) but I can also purchase your time. With big growth for the sharing economy, has it become selfish? Los Angeles — When it began, the so-called sharing economy was all about the idealistic use of technology to connect people with other people’s underused stuff – everything from cars to spare bedrooms to even LEGOs.

But lately, critics of the industry – not even a decade old but already claiming some 10,000 companies – have begun to frame the peer-to-peer economy in terms much less lofty. They are using words such as the new “selfish,” “stealing,” or – as economist Robert Reich put it in a Salon column – “share-the-scraps” economy. The controversy over some parking applications illustrates the shift. After it became clear such apps would enable users to profit from auctioning off open parking spaces on city streets, a number of municipalities banned the apps. “They are taking a public asset and effectively privatizing it,” said Los Angeles Council Member Mike Bonin, according to the Los Angeles Times. In the Salon column, Mr. “The big money goes to the corporations that own the software. On creating a local gift economy part I | Opencollaboration's Blog. The Kind of Sharing Economy We’re Talking About Here | Hartford ImPACT FEST 2015.

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Can Government Learn to Live With the Sharing Economy? TrustCloud — What's Driving the Sharing Economy. The Sharing Economy Is Taking Off: Get On the Rocket or Risk Being Left Behind - Tsepa. Startup food sharing economy, il trend italiano del momento. Meet the lawyer taking on Uber and the rest of the on-demand economy. Is a Sharing Economy Possible? Migranti e sharing economy: soluzioni possibili | Pane e Sharing. Interviewed: Shareable's Neal Gorenflo on the Real Sharing Economy.

One man’s quest to meld Adam Smith and Marx – by creating an Uber for jobs | Money. The on-demand economy: Workers on tap. RNext, Uber: "Nella nuova economia il consumatore diventa produttore" Sharing-economy jobs make taxes uber-complicated. SHARING DESIGN DINNER • Cena crudista con i protagonisti della new economy- Eventbrite. “Sharing Economy” Could Reach $335 Billion by 2025, But Will It Get a New Name? Sharing economy : l’économie de la consommation 2.0. The secret to the Uber economy is wealth inequality.

The Collaborative Economy – unlocking the power of the workplace crowd | Deloitte Australia | Finance, Deloitte Access Economics report. The sharing economy – sizing the revenue opportunity. The Rise of the "Sharing" Economy | John Burbank. Boom in Sweden’s digital sharing economy - Music Industry Today. Tecnologie ma soprattutto relazioni alla base della sharing economy / 1. Thank Craigslist for the fake “sharing economy.” « Gordon Morehouse. Intertwine Blog — Cos’è e come funziona la Sharing Economy? Consumer Intelligence Series: The sharing economy: PwC. Boom in Sweden’s digital sharing economy. Could A Barter Economy Work? Sharing economy poised to explode, PwC survey declares.

PwC Covers Sharing Economy in Its Consumer Intelligence Series Report. ARTICLE: Airbnb and the Housing Segment of the Modern "Sharing Economy": Are Short-Term Rental Restrictions an Unconstitutional Taking? In viaggio con BlaBlaCar. Reflections On The Future Of The Sharing Economy. The Third Wave of Sharing. Sharing economy : Build Trust By Talking To Your UsersAircall Blog | Aircall Blog. Don't buy the 'sharing economy' hype: Airbnb and Uber are facilitating rip-offs | Dean Baker.

Meal Sharing is the Newest Player in the Sharing Economy. The sharing economy is making big money – how are SMEs benefitting? | SMEInsider. What Is Crowdfunding And How Does It Benefit The (Sharing)Economy – Sharecon. Six reasons why the sharing economy is built for millennials - timesofindia-economictimes. The Peer-to-Peer Economy Is Growing. The Sharing Economy and the Future of Cities – What’s Next? Are Uber, Airbnb, and Other "Sharing Economy" Businesses Racist? Uber, Airbnb and consequences of the sharing economy: Research roundup. This Fake App Just Summed Up Everything That's Wrong With Silicon Valley.

Uber’s Identity Crisis and Its Place in the ‘Sharing Economy’ The Business of Sharing: Making it in the New Sharing Economy: Alex Stephany: 9781137376176: Books. The Risk Of Reviewing The Reviewer. The Next Generation Sharing Economy | MaidSafe. 5 Lessons from the Sharing Economy. No Ordinary Businesses, Franchises, Marketers and Writers - The Sharing Economy: Threat Or Opportunity for Franchising? Cities, the Sharing Economy, and What's Next. How can the sharing economy benefit workers? | Futures Centre. The Liberator Today: Short Term Rentals and the Sharing Economy. Making room for micro-entrepreneurs in the sharing economy. The Airbnb for Music Studios is Here-Flavorpill. [Infographic] Five steps to success in the sharing economy. This Startup Takes The Sharing Economy Out To Sea. Cohousing: The real sharing economy at its best, and a great example in Berlin.

Grist Shines a Light On the Real Sharing Economy. Airbnb and ZipCar found UK sharing economy trade body. Innovare, non frignare. Appunti per i tassisti. The End of the Restaurant As You Know It. Welcome to Forbes. The Sharing Economy: Q&A With Airbnb's Chip Conley.