Sharing within a city in crisis: Two ICTs-supported P2P economic networks in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece

Spyridoula Travlou, Eleni Margariti

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Abstract

The paper focuses on two emerging networks of sharing economy, the Trapeza Chronou time bank and the KOI.NO alternative currency in Thessaloniki, Greece. Both initiatives utilise open source ICTs to facilitate urban economic networking as means for enhancing local resilience, social inclusion and community self-management. Based on interviews with network members and participant observation, the paper discusses the socio-economic and technical characteristic, functioning and governance of these networks and evaluates their potential as pathways to radical socio-economic change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-217
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Governance
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2018
EventHybrid City III: Data to the People - University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Duration: 17 Sep 201519 Sep 2015

Keywords

  • ICTs
  • commons
  • alternative economy
  • p2p urbanism
  • open platforms
  • local resilience

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