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. Read our brief flyer
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.
Current Schedule for Sharing Cities Sweden
17-19 September 2018 – CIVITAS Forum in Umeå. Sharing Cities Sweden is part of the exhibition and event.
22-24 October 2018 – Nordic Smart Cities in Malmö. Kes McCormick (program coordinator) to present Sharing Cities Sweden.
12-15 November 2018 – Sharing Cities Summit and Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. National node and all test-beds attending the event.
14-15 November 2018 – Nationell Verkstad för Hållbar Livsstilar in Karlstad. Sharing Cities Sweden is running workshops at the event.
28-29 November 2018 – Smarta Städer in Stockholm. Philip Näslund (Umeå test-bed coordinator) to present Sharing Cities Sweden and activities in Umeå.
29-30 November 2018 – CMI Conference in Copenhagen. Jan Markendahl (ICT program manager) is organizing a workshop with speakers at the event.
4 December 2018 – Viable Cities Outlook in Stockholm. Sharing Cities Sweden to participate and present at the event.
Recent News from Sharing Cities Sweden
Sharing Cities Sweden is actively organizing events, workshops, publications and activities to support a creative discussion about the sharing economy in cities. Read all of our news
Sharing Cities Gothenburg - Hackathon on Sharing is Caring
On 2 September 2018, Civic Tech Sweden arranged a hackathon with the theme "Sharing is caring: Collaborative Economy, Common Resources, and Sustainable Consumption". Civic Tech Sweden is a collaboration between organizations, networks and public actors who work with digital technology for community benefit. During the event, participants interact with people of knowledge in programming, communication, technology, open data, and design, but also people with experience in working with democracy and the sharing economy. Sharing City Gothenburg participated and presented at the event.
Sharing Cities Stockholm - Report on Sharing Services and Environmental Impacts
The study released on the 27 June 2018 aims to review the environmental performance, and potential, of different sharing services available in Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm. These include: 1) the sharing platform provided by Hygglo.se, 2) the package drop-off and pick-up services offered by QLocx and 3) the sharing of cargo bikes. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is used to identify the impacts and benefits of the sharing services, taking into account both current and future consumption patterns, product lifetime and use, potential replacements of conventional products and services, and impacts from digital infrastructure. Furthermore, the study outlines an approach to identify methodological considerations for assessing these systems using LCA and addressing the sensitivity of these choices.
Evaluations Workshop #3 for Sharing Cities Sweden
An evaluations workshop for Sharing Cities Sweden was organised in Gothenburg on 20 June 2018. The purpose of the event was to share knowledge and experiences of the sharing economy in cities and to continue to identify synergies and opportunities between the test-beds in Sharing Cities Sweden. The Sharing Cities Alliance hosted the workshop and presented insights from cities around the world focusing on visions and strategies as well as assessing and measuring impact.
Study Tour #2 in Gothenburg
Sharing City Malmö organised a study tour in Gothenburg on 19 June 2018. The purpose of the study tour was to learn about the sharing economy activities in Gothenburg with visits to “Leksaksbiblioteket” – a toy library – and “Klädoteket” – a sustainable fashion shop. In addition, a presentation was organised on “Smarta kartan” – s smart map aims to help people of Gothenburg and visitors to the city to engage in the sharing economy.
Test-beds for the Smart Societies of Tomorrow
Sweden is a country in constant change and development. The launch of Swedish Testbeds on 31 May 2018 is an opportunity to showcase test-beds dedicated to the development of smart cities. Sharing Cities Sweden is developing world-leading test-beds for the sharing economy in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå. Swedish Testbeds defines test-beds as a physical or virtual environment in which companies, academia and other organisations can collaborate in the development, testing and introduction of new products, services, processes or organisational solutions in selected areas.
Sharing City Malmö in Amsterdam for Study Trip
Over 30 people from developers and partners in Sharing City Malmö visited Amsterdam for a study tour on sharing cities on 18 April 2018. The exercise was organized in collaboration with the Sharing Cities Alliance to provide input and inspiration to the developers in Malmö working on Sege Park. The ambitions for the Sege Park development project are to establish a world-leading example for sharing cities.
Strategic Environmental Development in Umeå
Strategic environmental development is an interactive exercise involving researchers, students and practitioners working together on a real life case. An exercise was organized in Umeå on 11-18 April 2018. The purpose of the exercise was to explore sharing services and the developing sharing economy in Umeå. Strategic Environmental Development bring together a group of researchers and students who conduct interviews and site visits. The exercise in Umeå involved a range of organizations working with developing the sharing economy in Umeå. There is a further exercise planned for Stockholm in 2019.