Launched in 2017, Norwich Sharing City began as a non-profit campaign, led by Lauren and Jesse at Flibl, who had a vision to make Norwich a leading sharing city by 2020.
Through the collaborative work of already established sharing groups across the city, this grass-roots campaign has gone from strength to strength. Thanks to the backing of Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) and Norwich City Council, Norwich is now the first UK city to join the Sharing Cities Alliance.
We believe that collaboration with other cities can help use technology for social good, find solutions to practical everyday problems, and develop a strong local economy that empowers people to share as much or as little as they want to.
All cities are different
Every city needs to find its own approach to the collaborative economy depending on its own individual circumstances and priorities. Here in Norwich, the Sharing City will work to bring together local communities, associations, businesses, institutions and authorities to meet the needs of six key areas where we believe the sharing economy can offer solutions and benefits: