This is the third video in a series of videos about governing the sharing economy. 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: Municipalities may engage with the sharing economy through the ‘self-governing mechanism’. Self-governing refers to the capacity of municipalities to govern their own activities. There are at least three roles to exemplify this mechanism: the city as a consumer, the city as a sharer and the city as a data user. This short film provides examples on how municipalities of Amsterdam, Gothenburg, London, Malmö and San Francisco self-govern the sharing economy. The film is 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). The film is a part of the Sharing Cities Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University, Sweden, and funded through the Sharing Cities Sweden project.