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Environment Magazine September/October 2008


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Sharing Cities

In our book Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities1 we argue that a reinvention and revival of sharing in our cities could enhance equity, rebuild community, and dramatically cut resource use. We set out a case for moving beyond the bounded and ultimately limiting concept of the “sharing economy” to both understanding whole cities as shared spaces, and acting to share them fairly. In brief outline, our case for Sharing Cities runs as follows. 


Julian Agyeman is a professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He is a critical urban studies and environmental social science scholar whose work focuses on the possibility of just sustainabilities.

Duncan McLaren is currently a freelance consultant and researcher, and a part-time PhD student at Lancaster University. His research interests extend from cities and sustainability, to climate change, energy, and geoengineering, with a particular focus on the politics of justice arising in these areas

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