Darren Sharp

Journal article

Sharing cities for urban transformation: narrative, policy and practice

Commercial sharing platforms have reshaped the transportation and housing sectors in cities and raised challenges for urban policy makers seeking to balance market disruption with community protections. Transformational sharing seeks to strengthen the urban commons to address social justice, equity and sustainability.
Journal article

Direct impacts of an urban living lab from the participants’ perspective: Livewell Yarra

Urban living labs have emerged as transition arenas for undertaking process-oriented and reflexive experiments in the multi-stakeholder governance of sustainability. This paper evaluates Livewell Yarra, an urban living lab in Melbourne, Australia, that brought together academic researchers and community actors to engage in experiments for...
Conference paper

Asset mapping and social innovation for low carbon communities

Low carbon community programs that encourage citizens to reduce their carbon emissions have been subject to various government and civil society trials in recent years. Behaviour change programs using ‘social marketing’ techniques have had mixed success in community carbon reduction because of a focus on...

User-led innovation: a new framework for co-creating business and social value

The sources of innovation are shifting rapidly from the traditional 20th century model of commercial R&D labs, elite universities, private companies and government agencies to user-led innovation. Today's users have much greater input into the creation and dissemination of the media, knowledge and culture they...
Conference paper

User-led innovation: A new framework for co-creating knowledge and culture

This paper presents insights to emerge from recent Smart Internet Technology CRC research on user-led innovation. That research attempted to construct a synthesis of current user-led thinking and was informed by interviews with thought leaders and insights from the secondary literature. After a detailed exposition...