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

  • 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.

  • 20 November 2018 - Sharing as a New Logic of Innovation Workshop in Helsingborg. Kes McCormick (program coordinator) as a keynote speaker to present Sharing Cities Sweden.

  • 28 November 2018 - Transforming for Sustainability Conference in Copenhagen. Kes McCormick (program coordinator) as a keynote speaker to present on the topic of urban experimentation and sharing cities.

  • 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 a paper at the event about ICT and sharing services.

  • 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 Sweden at Nordic Smart Cities

On 23 October 2018, Kes McCormick (program coordinator) presented Sharing Cities Sweden at the Nordic Smart Cities Conference in Malmö, Sweden. The event focused on smart and sustainable city development processes. The presentation highlighted the ambitions, purpose and emerging findings about the sharing economy in cities.

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Sharing Cities Sweden in Barcelona

On the 12-15 November 2018, the Sharing Cities Summit and Smart City Expo World Congress takes place in Barcelona. Sharing Cities Sweden is participating in both the summit and congress, including as part of the Nordic Pavilion. Vibrant discussions and new collaborations are on the agenda.

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Sharing City Umeå - Finalist in European Capital of Innovation

The City of Umeå is one of six finalists in the European Capital of Innovation. On 6 November 2018, the capital is announced. Umeå is constantly working with the development of an effective and inclusive support system for innovation with world class academic and business incubators. Sharing Cities Sweden is contributing to the innovation system in Umeå.

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Mobile Research Lab - Sharing City Gothenburg

A mobile research lab was organized in Gothenburg on 16 October 2018. The purpose of the mobile research lab was to explore sharing services and the developing sharing economy in Gothenburg. 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 Gothenburg involved meetings with coordinators and organisers of bicycle kitchens, the Circular Gothenburg Program, and GrowGothenburg as well as a walking tour of the development area called Södra Älvstranden and discussions with local politicians. There are further mobile research labs planned for 2019.

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Sharing City Umeå - Urban Mobility and Sharing Cities

On 17-19 September 2018, Sharing Cities Sweden participated in the CIVITAS forum organized in Umeå on urban mobility.  The event gathered the CIVITAS community from across Europe and beyond bringing together policymakers, city representatives, academics, and practitioners to debate pressing topics surrounding urban mobility, including the impact of the sharing economy.

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Sharing City 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.

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Sharing City Stockholm - 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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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