• 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

    ifixit.com

     

    Instructables - learn how to make anything

    instructables.com

     

    Thingiverse - digital designs for physical objects

    thingiverse.com

     

    Coalition for Community Energy

    Small-Scale Community Solar Guide

     

    Sustainable Gardening Australia

    Community Gardens Manual

     

    Australian City Farms + Community Gardening Network

    Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens

     

    West Croydon Fruit + Veg Swap + City of Charles Sturt

    Start Your Own Community Fruit & Veg Swap

     

     

    Open Source Technologies

     

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

    wikihouse.cc

    wikihouseau.com

     

    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

    osbeehives.com

     

    Aquapioneers - open source aquaponics to support hyperlocal food production

    aquapioneers.io

     

    Precious Plastics - open source plastics recycling technology

    preciousplastic.com

     

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

    farmhack.org/tools

     

     

    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

    http://fixing.education/fixperts

     

    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

    https://oscedays.org

     

  • Recommended Reading

    Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons

     

    In 2018, Shareable launched their new book, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons, which 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.

     

    AUDAcities founder Sharon Ede contributed case studies and model policies to the Housing and Mobility Chapters of the book.

     

    Order a hard copy ($US 25), or get your FREE PDF book here:

    www.sharingcities.net

     

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