Compendium for the Civic Economy
Against the context of rapid economic, social and environmental change, a collective reflection is taking place on how to build more sustainable routes to shared prosperity. In the meantime, an increasing number and wide range of change-makers are already finding ways to imagine and grow a different economy in our cities, towns, neighbourhoods and villages. This book presents 25 case studies of this civic economy – rooted in age-old traditions of the associational economy but using new organising tactics, ways of connecting with people and approaches to collaborative investment.
#13 Jayride a peer-to -peer ride sharing website New Zealand ‘I am driving back to my home state to see my parents for Christmas. Anyone who has an interesting story to tell can come along free of charge (it’s a long way). I have a crappy small car, but it does the job.’ User advertisement on Jayride, 22 December 2010 5,000 members 80,000 9,000 rides shared since 2007 average number of rides available online Compendium for the Civic Economy | Case Study #13 | 89