Building Shareable Cities: Canada Roadshow Tour with SiG and Cities for People

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From 10 – 14 February, Collaborative Lab's Chief Strategy Officer April Rinne travelled with Tim Draimin, SiG National's Executive Director, and One Earth's Executive Director Vanessa Timmer on a collaborative economy tour across Canada, co-sponsored by SiG and Cities for People. Speaking with community and government leaders in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, the tour was a great insight into collaborative consumption activity in Canada and the potential for shareable cities in North America.

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Building Shareable Cities: Canada Roadshow Tour with SiG and Cities for People

  1. 1. BUILDING SHAREABLE CITIES: CANADA TOUR April Rinne Collaborative Lab @collcons / @shareablecity February 2014
  2. 2. WHY IS IT GROWING SO FAST, RIGHT NOW?
  3. 3. VASTLY DIFFERENT EXAMPLES BUT WITH COMMON BENEFITS…
  4. 4. BENEFITS $ SAVE MONEY, MAKE MONEY TIME ENVIRONMENT COMMUNITY
  5. 5. HOW CAN THE COLLABORATIVE LENS BE APPLIED TO CITIES?
  6. 6. IMAGINE A SHAREABLE CITY…
  7. 7. WHAT ARE SOME SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES FROM CANADA?
  8. 8. CITIES FOR PEOPLE = RESILIENT COMMUNITIES = ENHANCED WELL-BEING  
  9. 9. WHAT DO THESE IDEAS HAVE IN COMMON?
  10. 10. WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES FOR SHAREABLE CITIES?
  11. 11. CORE THEMES ZONING INSURANCE TAXATION LICENSING PERSONAL VS. COMMERCIAL
  12. 12. REGULATORY GREY AREAS 1  Collaborative economy platforms are different than incumbents. Often no regulation really “fits.” 2  Personal vs. commercial: making ends meet vs. running a business? 3  How to fairly and equitably allocate liability and risk?
  13. 13. UNEXPECTED CHALLENGES ARISE WHEN TECHNOLOGY OUTPACES THE LAW… TAKE, LYFT.
  14. 14. LYFT CASE STUDY 1  Lyft is not a taxi, and yet there is no other regulation that “fits” ridesharing platforms like it. 2  Policy-makers spent months going back-and-forth: awkward gridlock. 3  Ultimately policy-makers were able to innovate: new Transportation Network Corporation (TNC) designation.
  15. 15. KEY TAKEAWAY: MANY COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY COMPANIES ARE OPERATING IN A LEGAL GREY AREA. How can local government regulators anticipate challenges, identify outdated rules, and create supportive policies and “enabling environment?”
  16. 16. WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHAREABLE CITIES?
  17. 17. REIMAGINE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
  18. 18. 80% OF THE STUFF WE OWN, WE USE LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH
  19. 19. BIXI CASE STUDY 1  Bixi’s technology has been successfully exported to city bike-sharing programs around the world. 2  The relationship between Bixi and the Montreal government was unique. 3  What other measures could policymakers have taken? What can other cities learn from Bixi’s experience?
  20. 20. KEY TAKEAWAY: LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE ABUNDANT. How can local government further enable private sector ideas with public benefit, and determine the best channels to offer support and resources?
  21. 21. RESILIENCY PLANNING
  22. 22. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: AN EASY PLACE TO START. ‘NEEDS’ AND ‘HAVES’ CHANGE DRAMATICALLY DURING CRISIS.
  23. 23. SF  72  
  24. 24. AIRBNB CASE STUDY 1  Local Airbnb community had tremendous assets (space) and social connections to contribute. 2  Local government could tap into, and leverage, these assets during crisis. 3  By collaborating, both Airbnb and local government were above to achieve more (and more efficiently) together than alone.
  25. 25. KEY TAKEAWAY: COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGIES CAN PROVIDE ACCESS TO CRUCIAL RESOURCES IN TIMES OF CRISIS. How can collaborative platforms be identified, built and scaled to enhance emergency management and boost overall resilience?
  26. 26. COLLABORATIVE GOVERNMENTS & LEARNING
  27. 27. LEARNING PLATFORMS CASE STUDY 1  Helping residents learn about the collaborative economy is an easy first step towards becoming a Shareable City. 2  Local governments are well-positioned to disseminate useful information. 3  These platforms are also a great way for local governments to learn about the collaborative economy too!
  28. 28. KEY TAKEAWAY: GOVERNMENT HAS A BIG ROLE TO PLAY IN ENDORSING, BUILDING AND IMPLEMENTING COLLABORATIVE PRACTICES. How can local government best enable assets to be shared with, by and amongst its residents?
  29. 29. SHAREABLE CITIES ENABLING RESIDENTS TO EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY SHARE ALL KINDS OF ASSETS – FROM SPACES TO CARS, SKILLS AND UTILITIES – TO CREATE STRONGER, HEALTHIER, CONNECTED COMMUNITIES
  30. 30. THANKS @aprilrinne / @shareablecity #collcons Knowledge Hub: collaborativeconsumption.com Advisory Lab: thecollaborativelab.com

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