• Resources

    learn more about the theory and practice of relocalising production

    Practical Guides


    ifixit.com is the free repair guide for everything, written by everyone



    Instructables - learn how to make anything



    Thingiverse - digital designs for physical objects



    Coalition for Community Energy

    Small-Scale Community Solar Guide



    Open Source Technologies


    Wikihouse - an open source project that endeavours to democratise and simplify the process designing and building houses




    Open Source Beehives - smart beehives to study bee decline and help citizens promote international bee recovery by building their own hive and sensors from shared, freely available designs



    Aquapioneers - open source aquaponics to support hyperlocal food production



    Precious Plastics - open source plastics recycling technology



    FarmHack - a global community of farmers who build and modify their own tools and share their knowledge and designs




    Education, Training + Communities of Practice


    fixperts is a learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems for a real person, and develop skills from prototyping to collaboration



    Open Source Circular Economy Days is a global event with groups in 30+ cities across the world, where enthusiasts gather to kickstart the building of an Open Source Circular Economy - a sustainable, waste free, circular economy that is transparent, and offers open access to information and open source solutions



  • Recommended Reading

    Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons


    Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons showcases over a hundred sharing-related case studies and model policies from more than 80 cities in 35 countries. It witnesses a growing global movement and serves as a practical reference guide for community-based solutions to urgent challenges faced by cities everywhere. This book is a call to action meant to inspire readers, raise awareness, and strengthen the sharing movement worldwide. "Sharing Cities" shows that not only is another world possible — but that much of it is already here.



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