Roles of the Municipality - Self-Governing

Roles of the Municipality - Self-Governing

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.

Roles of the Municipality - Regulating

Roles of the Municipality - Regulating

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!

Snapshot from Amsterdam Mobile Research Lab

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Urban Sharing team has been busy analysing data collected in Amsterdam during the Mobile Research Lab in spring 2019. The first output of this analysis is the snapshot on urban sharing in Amsterdam. Check it out!

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Urban Sharing team member presenting research on governing the sharing economy to Swedish municipalities

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Yuliya Voytenko Palgan presented her research on the governance of the sharing economy to municipalities of Gothenburg, Malmö, Karlstad and Umeå at the event organised by Sharing Cities Sweden in Gothenburg on August 27-28. The presentation was followed by an exciting discussion on the governance mechanisms of regulating, self-governing, providing, enabling and collaborating with city officials and researchers. City officials commented on the usefulness of the framework developed through this research. They found the framework particularly helpful to communicate their actions and ambitions to politicians when building the understanding of the sharing economy phenomenon among politicians in their respective cities and soliciting political support for municipal actions. An academic article based on this work will be soon submitted to an academic journal. This research is also summarised in a new video series, which will be released each week until the Sharing Cities Summit, co-hosted by the IIIEE, on October 10-11. You can register for the event and find more information on the IIIEE website.

New Video Series on Governance of the Sharing Economy

New Video Series on Governance of the Sharing Economy

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.

Living Mobility Congress

Living Mobility Congress

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.

Mobile Research Lab in Amsterdam has started

Mobile Research Lab in Amsterdam has started

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.

Sharing economy has been defined

Sharing economy has been defined

2 of our researchers Steven Curtis and Matthias Lehner have worked on analysing existing studies to define the field of sharing economy. In January they have published their new study with the results shedding light on what sharing economy actually is. Steven has also wrote a blog post, where you can read more about the process.

Webinar on “The Role of City Governments in the Sharing Economy”

Webinar on “The Role of City Governments in the Sharing Economy”

On 6 February 2019, Yuliya Voytenko Palgan presented in an online webinar on “The Role of City Governments in the Sharing Economy”. She has tested a newly developed framework on the governance mechanisms and roles that cities employ when engaging with the sharing economy with the representatives from the municipalities of Malmö, Gothenburg and Umeå. These cities are members in the Sharing Cities Sweden programme. The framework is developed as part of URBAN SHARING programme and Sharing and the City project.