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Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman


The book makes a case for understanding cities as shared spaces and venues for collaboration; and proposes policies and practices to share cities fairly. It argues that with modern technologies the intersection of urban space and cyberspace provides an unrivalled platform for more just, inclusive and environmentally efficient economies and societies rooted in a sharing culture. It recognises that humans are naturally evolved sharers facing an urban future. In modern cities, rapid economic and technological change, and commercialization of the public realm has fragmented identities and undermi ... More

Keywords: sharing, sharing paradigm, socio-cultural sharing, mediated sharing, collaboration, norms, civic engagement, collective politics, urban commons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029728
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029728.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duncan McLaren, author

Julian Agyeman, author