The Third International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) took place on June 27–30 2018 in Copenhagen. The conference brought together 200 researchers and practitioners from around the globe, who presented on a wide range of topics from Consumer Behavior, Envisioning & Governing Social Change, Culture & Practices, Transitions to Sustainable Lifestyles, Emergent Research Trends, Practice & Education, and Innovation. The Urban Sharing team organised sessions and presented their research at the conference. Find out more!
On 5th and 6th March 2018, Lucie Zvolska from the Urban Sharing team attended the Sharing Cities Shaping Cities symposium held at the Polytechnical University in Milano. She presented the team’s case studies on how sharing is shaped by local governments and urban sharing organisations in three cities: London, Berlin and Malmö.
On 15-16 June 2017, the 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy took place in Lund. The workshop was arranged by the IIIEE together with the department of urban planning and environment at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), and attracted nearly a hundred participants from around the world.
Is the future of sustainable urban transport increased car sharing in cities? Steven took part in a session at the IIIEE Alumni Network Conference in May, where he presented recent findings from Berlin that challenged our notion of car sharing and sustainable transport. The session was organised by Ella Rebalski, Researcher at RISE Victoria. Further inputs were provided by Christian Brandt (Executive Director of OGO Car Share Co-op in British Columbia, Canada) and Brayton Noll (Recent MESPOM Graduate).
The Urban Sharing team kicked off December with another great opportunity to discuss urban sharing. Oksana Mont, Matthias Lehner and Lucie Zvolska attended a seminar in Malmö, Sweden titled “Advancing Sustainable Cities – Implementing Agenda 2030“, which focused on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an urban context. Discussions concluded with the need to examine further the future of the sharing economy in relation to jobs and skills. Importance was placed on the role of regulation and legislation for tackling sustainable urban issues. Finally, it was suggested that communicating urban sustainable development through the lens of public health may be a more effective driver for change.