The Urban Sharing Team published their first City Report during the Sharing Cities Summit last week. Urban Sharing in Amsterdam is the result of a Mobile Research Lab conducted in Amsterdam in Spring 2019. The research is part of the five-year research programme Urban Sharing, funded by the European Research Council (2018-2023), Grant Agreement 771872. The project aims to investigate the sustainability impacts of the sharing economy as well as business models and institutionalisation pathways of urban sharing organisation for sustainability.
The Sharing Cities Summit was hosted by Lund University on 10-11th October, and of course the Urban Sharing team was there.
Watch the last video in the series ‘Roles of the Municipality’, where Researcher Yuliya Voytenko Palgan explains the last role - collaborating. This role sees the city the city as a negotiating partner or as a collaborator. Watch the latest video here.
In the newest video of the series on ‘Roles of the Municipality’, Researcher Yuliya Voytenko Palgan explains the role ‘Enabler’, where municipalities can act as a ‘match-maker’ or an ‘enabler’. Watch the latest video here.
Researcher Yuliya Voytenko Palgan shares another video in the series on the roles of the municipality in governing the sharing economy. This video explores providing and the four roles ‘city as an owner’, the ‘city as a host’, the ‘city as an investor’ and the ‘city as a data provider’. Watch the latest video here.
On Monday 9th of September, the Urban Sharing team organized an online meeting with our Advisory Group. The Advisory Group includes prominent academics from a range of disciplines spanning from business models to urban studies, governance and institutionalism, to sustainability assessments of different kinds and experts on the sharing economy. Their role is to provide feedback on our ongoing research as well as thoughts on the developments within their areas of expertise.
Check out the latest in our video series on the roles of the municipality in governing the sharing economy. This video explores self-governing, where the city acts as an actor involved in the sharing of idling resources. Watch the latest video here.
Yuliya Voytenko Palgan presented her research done in collaboration with Simo Sulkakoski and Oksana Mont at the 6thInternational Workshop on the Sharing Economy, which took place on June 28-29 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
In many countries, city governments choose to regulate sharing economy initiatives. Associate Professor Yuliya Voytenko Palgan shares her research on governance in the sharing economy. In this video, understand the role of regulator. This is the second video in a series of videos about governing the sharing economy. Find out more!
Yuliya Voytenko Palgan presents her research on governance in the sharing economy in a new video series, developed for the forthcoming Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about ‘Sharing Cities’. New videos will be released each week until the Sharing Cities Summit, co-hosted by the IIIEE, on October 10-11. More information can be found on the IIIEE website.
Professor Oksana Mont and PhD student Lucie Zvolska from the Urban Sharing team brought their work to the 4th International Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption in Hong Kong, which took place on 26th-29th June.
Team members Lucie Zvolska, Matthias Lehner, Yuliya Voytenko Palgan, Oksana Mont & Andrius Plepys published their article “Urban sharing in smart cities: the cases of Berlin and London” as part of a special issue in the journal Local Environment. The special issue has now been finalised and published online.
Urban Sharing researcher Yuliya Voytenko Palgan contributed to a synthesis report entitled Sharing Cities: Exploring the Emerging Landscape of the Sharing Economy in Cities, which was produced in April 2019 as part of the Sharing Cities Sweden programme.
We are happy to announce that Prof. Florian Lüdeke-Freund from ESCP Europe Business School in Germany has joined URBAN SHARING advisory group.
Urban Sharing researcher Yuliya Voytenko Palgan presented at the International Spring School and International Scientific-Practitioner Conference “European Dimensions of Sustainable Development”, which was held at the National University of Food Technologies in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 23-24 April 2019.
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.
Urban Sharing team has started their first Mobile Research Lab (MRL) in Amsterdam. The trip includes among others visits to ShareNL, Rijkswaterstaat, University of Utrecht, University of Twente, city of Amsterdam as well as meetings with representatives of different urban sharing organisations active in the city of Amsterdam.