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

Penny Travlou
2018 International Journal of Electronic Governance  
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
more » ... networks and evaluates their potential as pathways to radical socioeconomic change. KEYWORDS ICTS/Commons/alternative economy/collaborative networks/ P2P urbanism/open platforms/local resilience
doi:10.1504/ijeg.2018.10009145 fatcat:k427nocgnve6ljxjcj3tbgylke