Project And Urban Planning At The University Of California

880 WordsSep 5, 20154 Pages
The concern here addresses three major jargons, “share businesses”, “urban areas”, and lastly “wicked problems”. The phenomena “Shared business” refers to the concept of collaborative consumption where the economic arrangement facilitates the participants to accesses the product or the service rather than an individual ownership, enabled by technologies and peer communities. A sub phenomena to this can be “shared services”, where funding and resourcing of the service is shared and the providing department effectively becomes an internal service provider. On the contrary the other jargon “urban areas “refers to areas with high population density and vast human built features compare to the areas astounding it and the last jargon “wicked problems”, according to Horst W.J. Rittel and Melvin M. Webber, professors of design and urban planning at the University of California at Berkeley, it refers to the problem conventional method fail to resolve while they may exacerbate the situation by undesirable consequences. In recent years, the concept of sharing has moved from a community practice into a profitable business model. This increasing legitimacy is reflected in the more polished terms used to describe the phenomenon like peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, collaborative consumption or the access economy. This has augmented the number of stakeholders, as integrating different parties and individuals increases the number of interests associated with the business model. The key
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