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How Food Assembly Created a Sustainable, Community-driven Food Sharing System in Europe

By on September 16, 2017

Nithin Coca: The first “Ruche,” or Food Assembly, took place in La Fauga, France, near the city of Toulouse, in September 2011 and took off from there. It was a space where consumers could meet food producers and pick up produce that they had previously ordered online. Since then, it has grown into a robust network... Continue reading

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How Innovative Funding Models Could Usher in a New Era of Worker-Owned Platform Cooperatives

By on September 3, 2017

Nithin Coca: For Socorro Aguirre Cruz, a home care worker in Staten Island, New York, with nearly 50 years of cleaning experience, many of the challenges faced by gig workers today have been part of her life for decades. Work has been precarious for her long before the emergence of massive, venture capitalist-funded gig platforms... Continue reading

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How Innovative Funding Models Could Usher in a New Era of Worker-Owned Platform Cooperatives

By on September 3, 2017

Nithin Coca: For Socorro Aguirre Cruz, a home care worker in Staten Island, New York, with nearly 50 years of cleaning experience, many of the challenges faced by gig workers today have been part of her life for decades. Work has been precarious for her long before the emergence of massive, venture capitalist-funded gig platforms... Continue reading

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To Create a Real Sharing Economy, Think Replication — Not Just Scale

By on September 1, 2017

Neal Gorenflo: When I began writing about the sharing economy in 2009, the eclectic array of struggling, communitarian-minded tech start-ups in San Francisco, California, were just one small part of a vast number of sharing innovations that made up what we at Shareable saw as an era-defining transformation in how people create value. This included... Continue reading

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9 Awesome Urban Commons Projects in Ghent

By on August 27, 2017

Mai Sutton: Urban commons initiatives are booming in the Belgian city of Ghent, according to a new report. One of the researchers behind the study, Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation, says that “the ecosystem of commons-based initiatives in Ghent is quite exemplary precisely because it covers an ecosystem in an area that requires a lot... Continue reading

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