Sharing and the City

  title={Sharing and the City},
  author={Mich{\`e}le Finck and Sofia Ranchord{\'a}s},
  journal={Political Economy - Development: Domestic Development Strategies eJournal},
The sharing of public infrastructure, the exchange of small services, and the traditional “cup of sugar borrowed from the neighbor” are practices intrinsic to most urban agglomerations. In the digital age, these sharing initiatives are facilitated by online platforms such as Feastly, Peerby and HomeExchange. These platforms allow city residents to share the idle capacity of some of their assets (e.g., clothing, tools, a spare bedroom) with other residents living in close vicinity to them, or… 

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