I did a keynote on the “City as a Living Organism” as OuiShare Fest 2016 in Paris. I talk about what happens when a population gets 80%+ adoption of the social ideas in the sharing economy. My hope is to inform advocates who are are trying to introduce these concepts in larger cities.
I’m the technology manager of an experimental desert micro-city called Arcosanti. It’s an “urban laboratory” that has been built by hands by 7,000 unskilled community members. I’ve introduced various sharing economy technologies here to change the path of growth… moving the city from top-down only growth plans, to p2p exchange, crowdsourcing, and similar distributed aggregation approaches. The impact opens up new doors for how cities themselves can built both physically and socially.
Note: The wrong slide deck was used when this was edited. Hopefully the audio is useful.