Sharing in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has been pronounced the first sharing city in Europe by ShareNL in 2015. It boasts a vibrant sharing economy, including numerous car sharing and rental organisations, accommodation sharing and initiatives for exchanging, sharing and reusing physical assets. It hosts both peer-to-peer and business-to-consumer platforms, for-profits and non-profits and everything in between. The city is praised for being open and supportive to start-ups – a perfect starting point for sharing organisations, which disrupt many established industries. According to ShareNL, more than 84% of Amsterdam’s residents are willing to share. As the sharing economy in Amsterdam growths, less favourable side effects become visible, such as congestion and lack of affordable housing. The city government is therefore engaged in developing suitable regulatory frameworks that would help reduce undesirable effects. The question remains whether the sharing economy can indeed contribute to solving sustainability challenges faced by cities, or does it exacerbate them. We are coming to Amsterdam to explore these and many other questions.
Mobile Research Lab in Amsterdam
April 7-12, 2019
Urban Sharing Team has finished the project’s first Mobile Research Lab in Amsterdam and while they are reflecting on their impressions from sharing economy in Amsterdam we have a chance to have a look at how their trip has been. Every day between the 8 and 12 of April was packed with interviews, meetings, discussions with Amsterdam city officials, researchers from Utrecht and Twente universities, national organisations lobbying sharing economy, national research institutes, and of course with urban sharing organisations themselves.
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