Authors: Mccormick, K. & Leire, C.
Date Published: 2019
Why did we select this research?
The sharing economy offers innovative solutions for sharing, renting and replacing under-utilized assets, often using digital platforms, visualization technology and ICT that informs about supply and demand. This report, written by Sharing Cities Sweden provides an overview of current existing test-beds in Sweden. These test-beds are taking the form of urban living labs that are embedded in the real environment.
There are five principal mechanisms defined in which municipalities govern the sharing economy: regulating, self-governing, providing, enabling and collaborating.
To develop new forms of housing and business models, it can be useful for the municipality to cooperate with all the actors who invest in the area, including the builders.
It is important to realize that there can be negative impact from some sharing economy initiatives
Ownership of projects should not lie with one player. It is important to constantly define what the municipality can do in each collaboration.
A sharing economy can provide a more vibrant and safer city
It is proven to be useful in Gothenburg to include the sharing economy in city planning.
It is important to promote cooperation between citizens in local actors, to encourage a discussion.
Mccormick, K. & Leire, C. (2019) Sharing Cities: Exploring the Emerging Landscape of the Sharing Economy in Cities. Lund University