Norwich has been recognised as the UK’s first accredited sharing city by the Sharing Cities Alliance. This accolade has put Norwich on the map as the city embraces the rise of the collaborative economy (also called the sharing economy), and joins cities across the globe including New York, Barcelona, Athens, Dallas and Singapore.
Launched in 2017 as a non-profit campaign by Flibl, Norwich Sharing City has gone from strength to strength and has the backing of Norwich BID and Norwich City Council.
To celebrate the city's new status, Norwich BID hosted a celebration at Blackfriars Hall on 28 February 2019. Over 100 attendees were present and included representatives from local sharing organisations including Liftshare, GoodGym, Norwich Farmshare, Refill, Culture Banks, KindaKafe, Castle Mall, New U, Norwich Car Club, The Norwich Note and Lumi from Norwich City Council.
The city is leading the way in providing opportunities enabled by the sharing economy. Including everything from sharing spaces, skills and assets, the sharing economy offers the chance for everyone to get involved and achieve more with less.
Norwich Sharing City aims to utilise the technology on offer for social good, to find solutions to everyday problems, and develop a strong local economy.