The Urban Sharing team works closely with colleagues at the IIIEE, including Kes McCormick and Charlotte Leire, who coordinate the Sharing Cities Sweden national programme. In April, the Sharing Cities Sweden programme hosted its launch event and workshop on 23 and 24 April respectively. Oksana Mont and Yuliya Voytenko Palgan took part in the events, offering insights from the team's most recent mobile research labs.
You can find out more information about these events and the Sharing Cities Sweden national programme at https://www.sharingcities.se/.
In April 2018, the Urban Sharing team performed a mobile research lab in San Francisco, USA. The researchers met with representatives from various sharing platforms, city authorities, civic associations and the academic community. They explored the impacts of sharing on the city in terms of its economic, environmental and social effects, the ways in which the City of San Francisco engages with sharing and the degrees to which sharing is accepted and used by the citizens. Check out the corresponding snapshot here.
On 7 March 2018, Urban Sharing researchers Yuliya Voytenko Palgan and Jagdeep Singh together with other IIIEE researchers and Malmö City representatives. The mobile lab was organised as a joint effort between Sharing and the City, Sharing Cities Sweden and Urban Reconomy projects at the IIIEE, Lund University.
Urban Sharing researcher Yuliya Voytenko Palgan leads a three year research project Sharing and the City funded by Swedish Research Council Formas. Learn more about it here.
The International Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) hosted of the workshop “Evaluating the Sharing Economy in Cities”, which took place workshop took place on 26 February 2018. The event was hosted by Sharing Cities Sweden, a Swedish national programme for the sharing economy in cities, with IIIEE as coordinator. The Urban Sharing research team participated as part of their ongoing work. Find out more about the workshop!
Professor Oksana Mont, Andrius Plepys, Yuliya Voytenko and Lucie Zvolska of the Urban Sharing team undertook mobile research lab (MRL) in London 12th-17th November 2017. The aim of the MRL was to observe, explore and experience the sharing environment in London.