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
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
Analysing Sharing Economy Services in Sweden
In January 2019, researchers and practitioners in Sharing Cities Sweden published a joint article on sharing economy services in Sweden. The aim of the article is to identify recurrent patterns but also similarities and differences between different types of sharing services, including car pools, bike pools, sharing of tools and equipment, sharing of land for urban farming, sharing of parking and homes, and co-working spaces.
Sharing City Stockholm – Academic Articles
In January 2019, researchers in Stockholm published two articles on the sharing economy and cities. The first on assessing the environmental potential of sharing services, which indicates that there is significant potential for sharing services to reduce environmental impacts associated with production and consumption through avoiding production and reducing the production impacts of new product purchases. The second on connecting idle capacity with users focusing on business and digital platform aspects fort sharing services. The findings and research contributions are: a more clear definition of sharing services using the model with closed/open sets of both users and resources (providers); identification of key values of a sharing service platform (as compared to values of a product or a rental service); and a list of key features to implement in sharing service platforms.
Sharing Cities Alliance Magazine
In December 2018 in the online magazine for the Sharing Cities Alliance there is an interview article with Simo Sulkakoski from Lund University on the role of municipalities in developing and shaping the sharing economy. The article is based on research by Simo Sulkakoski for Sharing Cities Sweden into cities in Sweden focusing on Malmö and Göteborg.
Viable Cities Outlook Day
On 4 December 2018, Sharing Cities Sweden participated in the Viable Cities Outlook Day in Stockholm, Sweden. Viable Cities is a Swedish strategic innovation program for smart and sustainable cities. The event focused on the strategic projects within Viable Cities including aims, expected impacts and synergies. The national node and test-beds all presented at the event and engaged in the interactive exercises.
Sharing Cities Sweden in Denmark
On 29-30 November 2018, Jan Markendahl (ICT program manager for Sharing Cities Sweden) attended and presented at the CMI Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The paper presented at the event analysed sharing services and digital platforms in Sweden focusing on Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå. The paper identified recurrent patterns but also similarities and differences between different types of sharing services.
Sharing Cities Sweden at Transforming for Sustainability
On 28 November 2018, Kes McCormick (program coordinator) presented Sharing Cities Sweden at the Transforming for Sustainability Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The keynote presentation focused on the topic of urban experimentation and the role of sharing cities in the sustainable development goals.
Sharing Cities Sweden at Smart Cities Conference
On 28 November 2018, Philip Näslund (Umeå test-bed coordinator) presented Sharing Cities Sweden and activities in Umeå on the sharing economy at the Smart Cities Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. The event attracted participants from across Sweden working with smart and sustainable cities.