First City Report published

First City Report published

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.

Roles of the Municipalities - Collaborating

Roles of the Municipalities - Collaborating

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.

Roles of the Municipality - Enabling

Roles of the Municipality - Enabling

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.


Roles of the Municipality - Providing

Roles of the Municipality - Providing

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.

Meeting with the Advisory Group

Meeting with the Advisory Group

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.

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.