Ghent’s Quick Rise as a Sustainable, Commons-Based Sharing City

A renewable energy cooperative, a community land trust, and a former church building publicly-controlled and used by nearby residents — these are just a few examples of about 500 urban commons projects that are thriving in the Flemish city of Ghent in Belgium.

Policies for Shareable Cities: A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders

This report details 32 specific policy steps that local leaders can take to benefit from the growing sharing economy and support innovations such as carsharing, ridesharing, cohousing, cooperatives, and urban agriculture.