On 26 June - 29 June 2019 I have participated in the 4th International Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption called “Transforming Production and Consumption: Bridging Sustainability Research with Policy and Practice” that took place in Hong Kong and was hosted by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
Yuliya Voytenko Palgan presented her research done in collaboration with Simo Sulkakoski and Oksana Mont at the 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy, which took place on June 28-29 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. She spoke about the Role of City Governments in the Sharing Economy. The abstract of her presentation can he found below. This research is also summarised in a new video series [INSERT A CROSS-LINK TO THE NEWS ENTRY], which will be released each week until the Sharing Cities Summit on 10-11 October in Lund and Malmö.
This interesting week started with a school day about “Maximum Entropy and Input-Output Analysis”. In this course, we learned about different methods that can be used to solve Input-Output data related challenges. The week continued with sessions about methodological developments, practical applications and data handling. Some of the sessions that we attended focused one consumption based accounting, linking micro-data from consumption surveys and IO models, the role of Input-Output to assess environmental policy needs, Input-Output modelling at a city level, amongst others.
On 16th April 2019, Lucie Zvolska from the Urban Sharing team attended a Living Mobility Congress in Amsterdam, which brought together over 300 representatives from mobility businesses, urban planners, the city governments and the academia. The aim of to Congress was to (re)imagine the future of mobility in cities and in new area developments. We heard examples from a number of cities, including London, Mexico City, Amsterdam, the Hague, or Bremen.