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.
Sharing Cities Sweden brings together partners from business, the public sector, academia and civil society. The concept of sharing cities connects ICT, people and cities.
The sharing services that will be developed in the test-beds will relate to 1) utilization of spaces (premises, housing, green infrastructure, shared public space etc.) and 2) utilization of goods and services (tools, clothing, toys, handicrafts, etc.). Transport and mobility are included to a certain extent.
Sharing services should contribute to reduced energy and climate impact and sustainable development, but also promote social innovation and sustainability in the city. The sharing services should be innovative and contribute to a wide range of different types of services within the program.
Viable Cities is a Swedish strategic innovation program for smart and sustainable cities. Sharing Cities Sweden is a program of Viable Cities. Viable Cities brings together around 50 stakeholders in research, industry, government, local authorities and civil society. The vision for Viable Cities is that Sweden inspires and takes a leading role in energy and climate transitions through smart sustainable cites.
The lead partners for Sharing Cities Sweden include Lund University, KTH, City of Malmö, City of Umeå, and City of Göteborg.