Darren Sharp is a sharing economy strategist with a background in community engagement, research and consulting. As founder and Director of Social Surplus
he leads strategy and facilitates capacity-building using strength-based approaches including asset-based community development, appreciative inquiry and human-centred design. He works with clients to design programs that amplify the strengths of people and communities through sharing.
As the Australian editor of Shareable
and Melbourne coordinator of the Sharing Cities Network
Darren provides thought leadership in social innovation, the urban commons and Sharing Cities. Darren is part of an international team writing a book on Sharing Cities for urban innovators and is a PhD candidate with the CRC for Low Carbon Living where he is undertaking research on Transformative Social Innovation for Sustainability Transitions.