Sharing Economy

In 2018, the question is no longer whether we want the current diversity in our society, but rather about how we will deal with it. Also in the area of sustainable and shared mobility, it is a challenge to reach a diverse group of people with our current services and projects.

Today the success stories of AirBnB, BlaBlaCar, Lyft, and others are already well known. The rise of these initiatives is just one side of the sharing economy. In many neighborhoods, peer-initiatives are flourishing. Something new is happening – the rise of active citizenship, people identifying themselves with their neighborhood, working on social cohesion – a renaissance of neighborhoods and bringing people together who believe in each other. At least this is happening in the Belgian city of Ghent where local initiatives received a big window: a very successful sharefest took place this September.

Thursday 25 June 2015