Policies for a Shareable City: A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders

Neal Gorenflo ; Yassi Eskandari-Qajar
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Shareable.net ; Sustainable Economies Law Center

Cities are built for sharing. It’s what makes cities engines of prosperity, in­novation, and cultural exchange. Well connected cities have the unique capacity to raise per capita production and innovation while using dra­matically less energy. For this reason, cities may be our best hope for achieving widespread prosperity within the earth’s natural limits. We believe that fostering the growth of the sharing economy is the single most important thing that city governments can do to boost prosperity and resilience in times of economic crisis and climate change. This is a guide for urban policy makers and planners who want the best for their cities.

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