Scenarios for a collaborative economy

Uncovering how people are making the best use of public spaces helps people develop solutions that are community-based, like putting the love back into community spaces and create systems change — like the new habits that community security clubs foster for example.

But as the systems change post describes, you can’t make systems change happen by yourself, even through the practices you create. You need to get under the skin of the system and challenge the existing paradigms and support & nurture creative disruption so that everyone can feel included by the changes taking place, whether it’s the internet of caring things ordisruptive cities. Looking at how you can make use of existing assets in your community — whether it’s new insights, customers, suppliers or resources is a useful building block. As important is understanding the different groups in your community, what their needs are without forgetting what they can bring to the table, and developing design principles for those developing the solutions to bake these into their projects.

So yes, we need to break down barriers in public spaces, but also between the different actors involved in the collaborative economy to set in motion systemic innovation, where the actors highlighted in the different circles in the Venn diagram can work together. How do we do that? @mbauwens sets out the scenarios for a collaborative economy.

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