This report is designed to help municipalities understand this new economy, what it means on a local level and how to respond appropriately. In other words, the report navigates this new terrain to help city leaders analyze the impact of various sharing economy services on their own residents and businesses and make decisions based on local needs.
The Winter special edition of the Sharing Cities Magazine explores the year ahead, by looking back at the Alliance's recent contribution to activities in Greece and Brussels (status of EU collaborative economy). Furthermore, it features video contributions on the future of sharing economy, a new documentary by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation which we also appear in, a short recap on the summit in Barcelona and much more.
On January 30 the Sharing Cities Alliance hosted an online seminar with participants from its network, representing the cities of Ghent, Gothenburg, Tel Aviv, Toronto, and Washington DC. Overarching topic: area development & sharing economy. Introduction to the case studies of Quayside Toronto, Sege Park in Malmö and The Hague's Bink Eliand
Vacant and Abandoned Building Finder is an American website that assists both people and organizations in finding abandoned buildings in Chicago that can have a potential negative effect on the neighborhoods surrounding them. Not only information on the buildings per se is provided, but also about the neighbourhood, so it provides a framework for understanding the setting where the building is located. Poverty rate, population and unemployment are shown among other data.