Wednesday, June 12, 2024

052815i-Making-the-Sharing-Economy-Work-for-EveryoneThe sharing economy, which shakes up the concept of ownership and employment through the application of new technologies, gets a look this weekend from a free “Making the Sharing Economy Work for Everyone” panel moderated by city councillor Nadeem Mazen.

The talk of effects new technologies and cultures have on our community starts from an understanding “that the sharing economy is having positive and negative effects on different segments of our community,” organizers say. There will be discussion of “private- and public-sector strategies for shaping habits and regulating markets.”

There will be time for audience questions and networking in addition to discussion from panelists including Eleanor Joseph, special adviser to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; state Rep. Jay Livingstone; Donna Blythe-Shaw, of the Boston Taxi Drivers Association; David Block-Schachter, chief scientist at the bus startup Bridj; and Cathy Zhou, general manager at Uber.

“I’m super excited for this panel,” Mazen said, calling it a chance for experts to “weigh in on the nexus between sharing, service and social justice.”

“Making the Sharing Economy Work for Everyone” takes place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the offices of video hosting business Wistia, 17 Tudor St., East Cambridge. Light refreshments will be provided. Information and registration is here.

This post took significant amounts of material from a press release.