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Sharing by Design

  • Offers practical insights into the design of sharing systems in the urban environment

  • Examines current literature on the theory and practice of designing sharing systems

  • Critiques the current state of the Sharing Economy

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Connecting Sharing and Design

    • Jeffrey Kok Hui Chan, Ye Zhang
    Pages 1-10
  3. Assessing the State of Sharing in the Sharing Economy

    • Jeffrey Kok Hui Chan, Ye Zhang
    Pages 11-29
  4. Sharing by Design

    • Jeffrey Kok Hui Chan, Ye Zhang
    Pages 31-43
  5. How to Design a Sharing System?

    • Jeffrey Kok Hui Chan, Ye Zhang
    Pages 45-63
  6. Sharing Ethics

    • Jeffrey Kok Hui Chan, Ye Zhang
    Pages 65-76
  7. Teaching Sharing by Design

    • Jeffrey Kok Hui Chan, Ye Zhang
    Pages 77-92
  8. Conclusion

    • Jeffrey Kok Hui Chan, Ye Zhang
    Pages 93-96
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 97-100

About this book

This book answers the question of how to design a sharing system that can promote sustained, meaningful, and socially constructive sharing practices in today‚Äôs cities. To do so, it constructs a framework for practical inquiry into the design of sharing systems. 

Further, the book invites readers to consider questions such as: 

  • If sharing can be designed, then how does one design a sharing system for cities? 
  • Which urban conditions make this sharing system possible? 
  • What are the considerations, variables, and methods that can inform and guide the designers    of a sharing system? 

By considering both the environmental and societal motivations for sharing, and the reality that most examples of the Sharing Economy are neither equitable in their socio-economic outcomes nor genuine in their original social promises, this book presents balanced and thoughtful answers to the questions posed above. 

The book will appeal to a broad readership, from students and teachers in the various design disciplines, to professionals and scholars in architecture and urbanism, business and innovation, and other related fields of the humanities and social sciences, as well as activists and policymakers committed to achieving more sustainable and equitably distributed access to urban resources. 



Keywords

  • Sharing Economy
  • Urban Life
  • Local Economic Exchange
  • Urban Planning
  • Platform Economy
  • Sharing City
  • Sharing Society
  • Systems Thinking
  • Urbanism
  • urban geography and urbanism

Authors and Affiliations

  • Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, Singapore

    Jeffrey Kok Hui Chan

  • Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

    Ye Zhang

About the authors

Dr Jeffrey Chan received his Masters degree from Harvard university in 2004 and his PhD from University of California, Berkeley in 2009. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology & Design, and has taught courses in Design in the Anthropocene and Urban Studies. His main research focus is in design theory and urban planning in the context of cities.

Dr Ye Zhang is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. He holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Cambridge (2014) and received M.Arch from Tsinghua University (2008). His principal research interest resides in urban morphology and more recently the relation between emerging sharing practices in the city and transformation of built form. He teaches in the area of architecture and urban design, urban design theories, and research methodology.  Dr Zhang and Dr Chan also co-edited a special issue on sharing spaces in the journal Built Environment. 



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