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The world is on the move. A hundred years ago, only 20% of the globe lived in an urban area. Today it’s more than half, with 60 million more urban residents arriving every year. As our cities grow, so does the need to find new ways of thinking about our urban spaces. So with 10 million strangers currently crammed into London, can sharing our resources offer us one route to a better city?

To celebrate Global Sharing Day this year, we’re asking the question – ‘how does sharing make cities more liveable?’.  We’ll be exploring how the sharing economy is helping organisations and individuals combat the rising costs of living, how it is improving our sense of community, and how it’s helping the city adapt to the diverse needs of its residents.

Join us live at 2pm on Friday 30 May when our UK General Manager, Mark Walker, will be chatting with Patrick Robinson (Head of Public Policy at Airbnb), Sam Stephens (founder of Streetbank), Aurore Hochard (founder of Taskhub) and Matthew McStravik (founder and CEO of Echo) about how sharing is making cities more liveable.

The event will be streamed live on the Zipcar UK Google+ page and Youtube channel. Mark will also be putting some of your comments and questions to the panel, so get involved by posting a comment below or tweeting @ZipcarUK.

 

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