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During his experience as a Co-Founder of the Vancouver Tool Library, Chris Diplock discovered that there was a void of information to guide entrepreneurs, grantees and governments interested in developing the sharing economy. So, in November 2012, he founded The Sharing Project.
The Sharing Project research 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 here.
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.
Bottom photo credit: Geoff Peters.
This was a multi-staged research project carried out over seven months. It involved interviews, focus groups, an open survey and a random panel survey. Through our interviews and focus groups we explored what sharing means to people and why they share. We then used our survey to confirm findings from the focus groups and to measure current activities and future interests.
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