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Sharing Cities Sweden is organizing events, workshops, publications and activities to support a creative and lively discussion about the sharing economy in cities.


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Sharing Cities Sweden

August 2017: Announcing the funding of a national program for sharing cities! Starting in August 2017 and running until 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.


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Sharing Cities Sweden at the Social Innovation Summit

November 2017: Sharing Cities Sweden participated in a session at the Social Innovation Summit on 13-14 November 2017 in Malmö. Sharing Cities Sweden and the Malmö Sharing City were presented and discussed with the audience.


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Sharing Cities Sweden in Stockholm

January 2017: Sharing Cities Sweden organized a workshop with Vinnova on 24-25 January 2017 in Stockholm. The activities included presentations from the national node and test-beds in Umeå, Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm. Discussions focused on the design and development of test-beds, the role of ICT in the sharing economy, testing and evaluating sharing services, and how to spread learning and stimulate international collaborations.


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Evaluations Workshop #1 - Sharing Cities Sweden

February 2018: An evaluations workshop for Sharing Cities Sweden was organised in Lund on 26 February 2018. The purpose of the event was to share knowledge and experiences with evaluations of the sharing economy in cities and to identify synergies and opportunities between the test-beds in Sharing Cities Sweden and ongoing research projects. Key research projects on the sharing economy in cities were presented and discussed in relation to the activities of the test-beds. The projects included Sharing Potential, Urban Sharing and Sharing and the City. The next evaluations workshops for 2018 are planned for Lund, Gothenburg and Stockholm.


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Mobile Research Lab #1 - Sharing City Malmö

March 2018: A mobile research lab was organized in Malmö on 7 March 2018. The purpose of the mobile research lab was to explore sharing services and the developing sharing economy in Malmö. 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 Malmö involved a clothes sharing and swapping store, the City of Malmö electric bike sharing initiatives, an organization supported by the University of Malmö to support start-ups, and a library for sharing books, space and things. There are further mobile research labs planned for Gothenburg, Umeå and Stockholm.


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Mobile Research Lab #2 - Sharing City Umeå

April 2018: 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.


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Sharing City Malmö in Amsterdam for Study Trip

April 2018: 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.


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Launch Event for Sharing Cities Sweden

April 2018: Sharing Cities Sweden organized a launch event on 23 April 2018 as part of Sustainability Week at Lund University. The event gathered the test-beds, national node and partners to present the early stages and ambitions for Sharing Cities Sweden.


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Evaluations Workshop #2 - Sharing Cities Sweden

April 2018: An evaluations workshop for Sharing Cities Sweden was organised in Lund on 24 April 2018. The purpose of the event was to share knowledge and experiences with impacts 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. The next evaluations workshops for 2018 are planned for Gothenburg and Stockholm.


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Study Tour #1 - Malmö @ Sege Park

April 2018: Sharing City Malmö organised a study tour in Sege Park on 24 April 2018. The purpose of the study tour was to learn about how the principles of the sharing economy are being integrated into the design and development of buildings and infrastructure in Sege Park. The ambitions for the project are to establish a world-leading example for sharing cities.


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Sharing City Umeå and Social Innovation

April 2018: The Social Innovation in the North conference on 25 April 2018 features a session organized by Sharing City Umeå. The session is focused on the role of the sharing economy in sustainable cities and how to promote innovative solutions. 


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Test-beds for the Smart Societies of Tomorrow

May 2018: 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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Study Tour #2 in Gothenburg

June 2018: 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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Sharing Cities Sweden at Volvo Ocean Race

June 2018: 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.


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Evaluations Workshop #3 for Sharing Cities Sweden

June 2018: 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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Sharing Cities Stockholm: Report on Sharing Services and Environmental Impacts

June 2018: 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.