Sharing Cities Sweden is organizing and participating in a variety of public events and activities in Sweden, Europe and around the world.
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, Sweden. Sharing Cities Sweden and Malmö Sharing City were presented and discussed with the audience.
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 in Lund, Sweden. The event gathered together the test-beds, national node and partners to present the early stages and ambitions for Sharing Cities Sweden.
Sharing Cities and Social Innovation
April 2018: The Social Innovation in the North conference organised in Umeå, Sweden on 25 April 2018 featured a session organized by Sharing Cities Sweden . The session focused on the role of the sharing economy in sustainable cities and how to promote innovative solutions.
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, Sweden. 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.
Sharing Cities Sweden in Germany
June 2018: Yuliya Voytenko presented Sharing Cities Sweden at the International Workshop on the Sharing Economy on 28 June 2018 in Mannheim, Germany. The presentation highlighted the role of local governments in the sharing economy and covered several projects including Urban Sharing, Sharing and the City, and Sharing Cities Sweden.
Urban Mobility and Sharing Cities
September 2018: On 17-19 September 2018, Sharing Cities Sweden participated in the CIVITAS forum organized in Umeå, Sweden, 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.
Sharing Cities Sweden at Nordic Smart Cities
October 2018: 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.
Sharing Cities Summit and Smart Cities Expo World Congress
November 2018: On 12-15 November 2018, Sharing Cities Sweden (including the national node and all the test-beds) attended both the Sharing Cities Summit and Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The summit brings together representatives from local government with a mix of people from academia and business. The congress is the leading event for smart cities with over 20,000 people in attendance.
National Workshop for Sustainable Lifestyles
November 2018: On 15 November 2018, Sharing Cities Sweden organised two workshops in the annual conference called National Workshop for Sustainable Lifestyles coordinated by the Swedish Consumer Agency. The event was arranged in Karlstad, Sweden and it was specifically planned to let participants test new methods and tools for behavioral change in relation to sustainable lifestyles.
Workshop on Sharing as a New Logic of Innovation
November 2018: On 20 November 2018, Kes McCormick (program coordinator) presented Sharing Cities Sweden at the Sharing as a New Logic of Innovation Workshop in Helsingborg, Sweden. The event focused on how the sharing economy builds on a shift from ownership to a mutual sharing of resources between service-providers and service-users. The presentation highlighted the ambitions, purpose and emerging findings about the sharing economy in cities.
Sharing Cities Sweden at Transforming for Sustainability
November 2018: 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
November 2018: 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.
Sharing Cities Sweden in Denmark
December 2018: 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.
Cooperative Cities Conference
March 2019: On 7-8 March 2019, a conference on the theme "the city as a jointly owned sharing platform" was organized in Umeå. The purpose was to "explore cooperative digital platforms with a focus on sustainability in all dimensions". Among the speakers at the Cooperative Cities Conference were representatives of Swedish cities and organisations as well as various types of cooperative platforms. Through the conference a new meeting place was created to share knowledge of digital infrastructure that is crucial for promoting sustainable lifestyles.