In this phase of the Sharing Project, our team worked on the ground to engage Vancouverites in the results of our Phase I research and began to support the development of the local sharing economy.
In collaboration with neighbourhood organizations and groups (i.e. Neighbourhood Houses, Village Vancouver), we held Sharing Project events in seven neighbourhoods across Vancouver and engaged with over 140 community residents. These events took place from January to March of 2014.
The goal of these events were to:
1. Share the results of Phase I research.
2. Understand some of the unique ways communities currently share.
3. Identify the support and resources that would be needed for these initiatives to flourish.
We concluded the tour with a brief report on our findings that chronicles how we engaged with different communities and what we heard.