San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for a dialgoue on the topic of high rents and the desire for compelling community interaction which is driving leaders in the cultural innovation and high tech communities to consider co-living in ten to fifteen person cooperative communities as an optimal solution to their urban house needs. In this panel leaders, organizers, participants, and observers will discuss the trends that are supporting the growth of this new phenomena and evolving need for human socialization, and the varied issues and outcomes that are emerging from the implementation of this prototype movement in modern loving. We are asking attendants for a $10 donation.
Benjamin Provan - As co-founder of OpenDoor Development Group, Ben is focused on growing the co-livng movement through the acquisition, activation and operations of collaborative living spaces. OpenDoor aims to rethink "home" as a shared platform for people to build the communities and lives they desire. Ben has an MBA in Sustainable Systems from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, where he focused on the sharing economy and community-driven business models.
Shana Rappaport -Shana is Director of Engagement at the VERGE / Greenbiz Group. As our co-host, and resident of The Farmhouse, Shana is a long-time participant in various co-living models and representative of the dynamic thought leaders and creative culture professionals that are drawn to the co-living model.
Felix Levi is challenging the tech and social innovation communities, experimenting with alternative ways of tapping into our need for interpersonal connection.
Greg Delaune (Moderator) - Greg is Co-Founder and CEO of The Urban Innovation Exchange, an innovation ecosystem devolopment strategy consulting firm. He is an architect, urban planner, and devolopment policy specialist with 15 years of international consulting and research experience in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America.
When & Where
Berkeley Spark is a group of East Bay social innovation leaders producing events which create community engagement through dialogue, interactions, collaborations. Their upcoming event, Berkeley Spark 3.0 Arts & Innovation Festival will take place on Saturday, July 18th in downtown Berkeley's Civic Center Park.