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Vancouver joins cities around the world and hosts our first MapJam!
We’ll map all the shared assets and sharing initiatives that already exist in the city – from book libraries and tool libraries to carshares and hackspaces – and introduce the new initiative being launched called Share Vancouver to build capacity for increased sharing activity locally and globally.
In addition to the interactive mapping activity, the MapJam will also include speakers and representatives from sharing organizations and partners, offering a unique opportunity to gain a deeper perspective on the local collaborative economy.
By the end of the evening, participants will understand why global leaders in the space are calling Vancouver a leader in this new frontier.
With this event, Vancouver joins more than 20 other cities across the world that have mapped their sharing economy. The MapJam coincides with movements in cities around the world as part of the international Sharing Spring campaign coordinated by Shareable.net, Center for a New American Dream, OuiShare
What: A map jam is an event where people get together to map as many sharing services in their city or town as possible. Like a musical jam, it will be fun, social, and jammers should find a groove as they work.
CityStudio and Share Vancouver will be live mapping the Vancouver sharing economy based on participant input.
We will kick off the night with speakers from local sharing initiatves and we will then move into mapping and mingling the Sharing Economy. If you are interested in learning about the local movement, joining a group of sharing champions or just mapping your community come on out!
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
CityStudio Vancouver is an innovation hub for where students co-create projects on the ground withCity staff, community members and experts, designing and implementing solutions for Vancouver’s Healthy City Strategy and Greenest City Action Plan. CityStudio is co-led by Duane Elverum and Simon Fraser University’s Dr. Janet Moore.
The project is a collaboration of the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Langara College, Simon Fraser University (SFU), University of British Columbia (UBC) and Vancouver Community College (VCC). Since 2011, 1700 students and 33 CoV staff have contributed 50,000 hours of research learning and action to urban sustainability in Vancouver.
Share Vancouver is a new initiative led by Vancouver-area sharing organizations collaborating with each other, allied partner organizations, government and the public to build and sustain sharing locally, in concert with the global collaborative economy movement. Its founding members include Modo The Car Co-op, Vancouver Tool Library, Share Shed, Vancouver Hack Space, Trade School Vancouver, The HiVE, Vancouver Community Laboratory (or CoLab), Terminal City Glass Co-op, PogoRide and Part-Time Pooch. The group is collaborating with Shareable.net, The Sharing Project and others to establish a centralized online hub to serve as a resource centre for sharing organizations, people interested in sharing, community groups and partner organizations keen to facilitate sharing.
The Sharing Project was a multi-staged research project focused on engaging citizens, institutions and organizations in developing Vancouver’s sharing economy. The research has involved interviews, focus groups, an open survey and a random panel survey. The report was released October 11th and can be found at www.thesharingproject.ca
Since the release of the report, The Sharing Project has helped ignite city-wide dialogue about sharing. With the research complete, The Sharing Project is now working on bringing sharing organizations together in Vancouver and engaging with communities in order to start new sharing initiatives.
The Sharing Project understands that when a community shares more, it consumes less, saves money, and creates meaningful social connections.
Where: CityStudio, 1800 Spyglass Place, Vancouver BC
When: Wednesday April 9th from 7:00 - 9:00 PM PST
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The Sharing Project
The Sharing Project is leading research into Vancouver’s sharing economy to help community leaders step forward and create sharing projects that are powerful, meaningful and desirable in their neighborhoods.