The Sharing Project Report was a ground breaking study and was the first research of its kind to look at neighbourhood sharing at a municipal level. This multi-staged research project was carried out from January to July of 2013 and involved interviews, focus groups, an open survey and a random panel survey.
The research aimed to:
1. Understand Vancouverites’ definitions, reservations and attitudes toward sharing.
2. Measure the demand for shared physical objects and spaces in Vancouver.
3. Highlight potential opportunities to grow Vancouver’s sharing economy.
The project was a collaborative project involving local researchers, the municipal government, funders and sharing organizations. For a fill list of project partners, please see the “Our Supporters” page.
The sharing project research has provided valuable insight into how people want to share and has been featured in multiple news articles. It continues to be used by local innovators to help guide the development of new sharing initiatives.