Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Urban Space Designed for Collaborative Consumption

As a follow up to yesterdays post Who Will Tend My Garden, I ran across some videos related to a new book by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers which captures some of these trends in what they call Collaborative Consumption. airbnb and Getaround, which I've discussed before, are superb examples of this phenomenon of pooling resources from individuals to yield a service that is available on demand for everyone to consume.

WHAT'S MINE IS YOURS from rachel botsman on Vimeo.

While there is much innovation in the reinvention of collaborative consumption business models, it's less clear how urban space will be reinvented to except these new platforms. So much of what makes collaborative infrastructure work is location specificity. How will we reinvent our neighborhoods and public spaces to enable these shared resources and experiences?

Here's more video of Rachel discussing Collaborative Consumption:

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  1. In this video, at minute 17:30, Rachel starts telling a story about how was was buying SHOES on Ebay from a seller called MooCow Meadows.

    In this other presentation she gave, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQG7t7HgNRY, starting at minute 4:40, Rachel begins to tell a story about how she was buying a PEARL SILVER RIMMED PICTURE FRAME from an Ebay seller called MooCow Meadows.

    Either MooCow Meadows has everything Rachel wants, or Rachel can't keep her stories consistent. I find this ironic since Rachel advocates importance on reputation capital.

  2. Another website like Airbnb is www.like-at-home.com...