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Thursday, May 21 • 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Amsterdam & Nijmegen Sharing Cities: grassroots vs grasstops.

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In this session, both Harmen van Sprang (initiator of Amsterdam Sharing City) and Nils Roemen (initiator of Nijmegen Sharing City) will share with you their insights and experience on what it might take to make a sharing or collaborative city.

Although Nils is a grassroots guy and Harmen more of a grasstops guy, they both see their cities as a playground. A place where on the one hand you have to work with all sorts of stakeholders and on the other hand you just want to start building that sharing society with your own hands. Sometimes literally, for example by trying to build a house on sharing principles or creating a co-working space with no money involved.

There are two sides to the story of designing a sharing city and both are valuable. What can Nils and Harmen learn from each other in their approaches in their own cities? What can you learn from their experience and experiments? And even more important: what common insights can we gather and share with other cities all over the world?

This session is not only about sharing cities. This session is also about collaborating and creating succesful projects, big or small. A real life think tank with a whole lot of doing. 

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Nils Roemen

entrepreneur, Nijmegen sharing city
I see it everyday:"We live in a world of plenty". However, too much of the wealth we create is unused or in the wrong place and this leaves us with a so-called “social surplus”. I'm convinced that we can repurpose this surplus by linking ideas, items and people. The current network-and... Read More →
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Harmen van Sprang

Co-founder, ShareNL
Harmen van Sprang is the co-founder of shareNL, the Dutch knowledge and networking platform for the collaborative (sharing) economy. Together with co-founder Pieter van de Glind and his team, Harmen works with startups, corporations, cities, governments and knowledge institutions... Read More →

Thursday May 21, 2015 4:45pm - 5:00pm CEST

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