Associate Professor Yuliya Voytenko Palgan presents her research on governance in the sharing economy in a new video series. The films are a part of a forthcoming Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about ‘Sharing Cities’, developed at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University, Sweden, and funded through the Sharing Cities Sweden project.

New videos 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.

Video Description: With increasing urbanization, cities now face numerous sustainability challenges: climate change, pollution, waste generation, resource use, social segregation, unemployment and poverty. To address these challenges many city governments work with a variety of different approaches, one of which is ‘the sharing economy’. But how do city governments engage with the sharing economy? Which governance mechanisms do they employ and which roles do they play? This is a series of five short films exploring governance roles through which municipalities engage with and shape the sharing economy in Amsterdam, Berlin, Gothenburg, London, Malmö and San Francisco. The films are based on the research done in two research projects: Sharing and the City (funded by Swedish Research Council Formas) and Urban Sharing research programme, which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 771872).