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.
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 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.
Sharing Cities Sweden at Volvo Ocean Race
Sharing Cities Gothenburg organized a public seminar on 20 June 2018 on the sharing economy as part of the Volvo Ocean Race in Gothenburg. The event gathered together the test-beds, national node and partners to present the activities and early findings from the test-beds and overall program.
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.
Mobile Research Lab in Umeå
A mobile research lab was organized in Umeå on 11-18 April 2018. The purpose of the mobile research lab was to explore sharing services and the developing sharing economy in Umeå. 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 Umeå involved a range of organization working with developing the sharing economy in Umeå. There are further mobile research labs planned for Gothenburg and Stockholm.
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.