Darren Sharp

Director, Social Surplus

Darren Sharp is a sharing economy strategist with a background in community engagement, research and consulting. 

As 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, Melbourne coordinator of the Sharing Cities Network and a global curator for Collaborative Consumption, 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 Sharing Cities for Sustainability Transitions.

Darren will be speaking at The City We Want: Co-creating Resilient Cities with Young Innovators, in partnership with the Foundation for Young Australians.