Welcome to Sharing Cities Sweden!
Sharing Cities Sweden aims to put Sweden on the map as a country that actively and critically works with the sharing economy in cities. The objectives of the program are to develop world-leading test-beds for the sharing economy in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå as well as develop a national node to significantly improve national and international cooperation and promote an exchange of experience on sharing cities.
Sharing Cities Sweden will develop world-leading test-beds for the sharing economy in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå. Through test-beds, sharing services and digital solutions will be developed. The opportunities and risks of the sharing economy will be tested and evaluated.
Sharing Cities Sweden will establish a national node to significantly improve national and international cooperation and promote an exchange of experience on sharing services. The test-beds will be supported by a national node for coordination, national learning and international exchange.
Sharing Cities Sweden
Announcing the funding of a national program for sharing cities! Starting in August 2017 and running to December 2020, the program aims to put Sweden on the map as a country that actively and critically works with the sharing economy in cities. The program will be conducted in collaboration with business, the public sector, civil society and academia.
Launch Event for Sharing Cities Sweden
Sharing Cities Sweden will organize a lunch event on 23 April 2018 as part of Sustainability Week at Lund University. The event will bring together the test-beds, national node and partners to present the early stages and ambitions for Sharing Cities Sweden. Registration for the event is open.
Sharing Cities Sweden at Volvo Ocean Race
Sharing Cities Sweden will organize a public seminar on 20 June 2018 on the sharing economy as part of the Volvo Ocean Race in Gothenburg. The event will bring together the test-beds, national node and partners to present the activities and early findings from the test-beds and overall program. Registration for the event is open.
Evaluations Workshop #1 for Sharing Cities Sweden
An evaluations workshop for Sharing Cities Sweden was organised in Lund on 26 February 2018. The purpose of the event was to share knowledge and experiences with evaluations of the sharing economy in cities and to identify synergies and opportunities between the test-beds in Sharing Cities Sweden and ongoing research projects. Key research projects on the sharing economy in cities were presented and discussed in relation to the activities of the test-beds. The projects included Sharing Potential, Urban Sharing and Sharing and the City. The next evaluations workshops for 2018 are planned for Lund, Gothenburg and Stockholm.
Mobile Research Lab in Malmö
A mobile research lab was organized in Malmö on 7 March 2018. The purpose of the mobile research lab was to explore sharing services and the developing sharing economy in Malmö. Mobile research labs bring together a group of researchers and investigators who conduct interviews and site visits together following a structured process. The mobile research lab in Malmö involved a clothes sharing and swapping store, the City of Malmö electric bike sharing initiatives, an organization supported by the University of Malmö to support start-ups, and a library for sharing books, space and things. There are further mobile research labs planned for Gothenburg, Umeå and Stockholm.
Sharing City Umeå and Social Innovation
The Social Innovation in the North conference on 25 April 2018 features a session organized by Sharing City Umeå. The session is focused on the role of the sharing economy in sustainable cities and how to promote innovative solutions. Registration for the event is open.