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Q&A with Felix Weth of Fairmondo, the Platform Co-op that's Taking on eBay

March 14, 2016 - 08:00

Felix Weth (second from right) with other Fairmondo members

Felix Weth has taken on a big challenge: create a platform cooperative to compete with the likes of Ebay and help create a new, fair economy. The result of his efforts is Fairmondo, a member-owned digital cooperative that enables people to sell ethical products. Launched 2013 in Germany, Fairmondo is now going global.

Categories: Economics

What's a “Responsible Sharing Economy Startup”?

March 14, 2016 - 07:14

Photo: jonathan mcintosh. Article co-authored with Pablo Munoz.

Categories: Economics

How to Launch a Placemaking Campaign in 5 Steps

March 9, 2016 - 09:09

A family-friendly placemaking campaign in Providence, RI. Photo by PPS

The placemaking movement is all about creating hands-on, collective solutions to improve a neighborhood, city, or region—to make it more shareable. It capitalizes on existing community assets and results in public spaces that improve people’s health, happiness, and well being. As the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) website explains,

Categories: Economics

Changeforge Offers Free Websites to Nonprofits

March 9, 2016 - 09:09

What happens when programmers, designers, and activists join forces? Change happens. Or, more specifically, Changeforge happens.

Categories: Economics

Electric Tricycle Sharing Coming Soon to Vancouver

March 9, 2016 - 09:08

Photo courtesy of VeloMetro.

What do you get when you cross an electric bike with a smart car? A Veemo.

Designed and built by VeleMetro Mobility, the Veemo is a single-person, electric-assist, solar-powered, networked, enclosed tricycle that will, later this year, be found zipping down the bike lanes around the University of British Columbia and, next year, in Vancouver.

Categories: Economics