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Collaborative Living and Working

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS? CARTICIPATE RIDE-SHARING APP GLONET CONFERENCE AT FUTUREEVERYTHING MEGAHOUSE THIRD DOOR STARBUCKS IDEA GENERATION

WHAT IS IT?

WHO IS IT IMPACTING? Busy, urban-dwelling technology lovers

HOW HAS IT BEEN DEVELOPING? Public spaces - particularly in cities - have been evolving to respond to people’s desire to interact and work together, often with strangers. The number of communal residences has increased, and the gated community model has spread outside of the US to Turkey and Eastern Europe. There’s been a renewed emphasis on public working and community spaces - particularly libraries, which have seen a spate of high-end renovation globally - and growing numbers of individuals now host private dining clubs. Parallel industries are increasingly working in tandem. Online behaviour is also encouraging the focus on community; crowdsourcing shows no sign of slowing, and recent months have seen an increase in crowdfunding sites, particularly for social projects. Video conferencing and calling tools are increasingly sophisticated and allow for globally connected remote working.

WHERE IS IT HAPPENING? Globally

CONTENTS

TABLOID TOKYO

A role model of how communities work most efficiently lies in the South of Europe. Where the city doesn’t act, local communities react. By living, working and interacting within communities, people help each other and thereby enhance the sociological urban development.

DESIGNLIBRARY ISTANBUL HUB WORKING BEST BUY BLUE LABEL LOCAL MOTORS

Daniela Krautsack, Founder of Cows in Jackets and city branding expert

The global urban population is projected to hit

for the first time in 2009

69%

just over 50%

the number of people globally living in

CROWDSPRING

RISE OF OPEN SOURCE

WHERE IS THE TREND IN ITS LIFECYCLE?

Phase

Closely linked to the hyperlocal trend, we are seeing bustling fragmented cities spilling out into niche community groups, working closer together and sharing space. It’s fuelled by the Gen Y work ethic (awareness of Brand Me, job-hopping), and collaborative working online (crowdsourcing).

STRONG GROWTH

Time

urban environments surpassed

the rural population. 2010

64%

2050

RELATED TRENDS

of US cohousers

share 2-5 meals a week

26% share 1 a week

8%

2%

share1-3 share a month all meals

Hyperlocalisation

East/West

Mobile Living

Rising Social Conscience

Social Participation

Blended Reality

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Canvas8's keeping TABS (September 2010)  

TABS is a biannual report produced by Canvas8. TABS is an acronym of Trends, Anthropology, Behaviour and Strategy - the four components nece...

Canvas8's keeping TABS (September 2010)  

TABS is a biannual report produced by Canvas8. TABS is an acronym of Trends, Anthropology, Behaviour and Strategy - the four components nece...

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