Researcher Yuliya Voytenko Palgan shares her latest video on the ‘City as an Enabler’ as part of the video series on the roles of municipalities to govern 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 govern sharing economy organisations by enabling or disabling them. As opposed to the mechanism of providing, enabling relies on intangible means like persuasion, argumentation and incentives. This mechanism includes at least two roles: the ‘city as a match-maker’ and the ‘city as a communicator’. This short film provides examples on how municipalities of Amsterdam, Berlin, Gothenburg, London, Malmö and San Francisco enable 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.