Sharing Cities Sweden is developing several types of reports that synthesize activities and findings from different initiatives, including mobile research labs, evaluations workshops, academic papers, and investigations of sharing services and the sharing economy in cities.


Mobile Research Labs

Mobile research labs bring together a group of researchers and investigators who conduct interviews and site visits together following a structured process.

Mobile Research Lab #1 in Malmö

A mobile research lab was organized in Malmö on 7 March 2018. 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. Read the snapshot

Mobile Research Lab #2 in Gothenburg

A mobile research lab was organized in Gothenburg on 16 October 2018. 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. Read the snapshot


Evaluations Workshops

Evaluations workshops bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss and investigate how to conduct evaluations of sharing services and the sharing economy in cities. Read the report on setting foundations for evaluations and learning

Workshop #1 on Evaluations and Learning in Lund

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.

Workshop #2 on Evaluations and Learning in Lund

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.

Workshop #3 on Evaluations and Learning in Gothenburg

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.

Workshop #4 on Evaluations and Learning in Stockholm

An evaluations workshop for Sharing Cities Sweden was organised in Stockholm on 5 December 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 by Karin Bradley and Liv Fjellander and discussed in relation to the activities of the test-beds. The projects included MISTRA Sustainable Consumption and Sharify.

Workshop #5 on Evaluations and Learning in Umeå

An evaluations workshop for Sharing Cities Sweden was organised in Umeå on 7 March 2019. The purpose of the event was to identify synergies and opportunities between the test-beds in Sharing Cities Sweden and strategic projects on sharing business models, sharing behaviour, sharing digital platforms, sharing towns and sharing communities.

Workshop #6 on Evaluations and Learning in Lund

An evaluations workshop for Sharing Cities Sweden was organised in Lund on 8 April 2019. The purpose of the event was to explore business models and the sharing economy in cities. Current and possible future business models were mapped through the ecology of business models framework. Synergies between test-beds and data availability were discussed.


Strategic Environmental Development

Strategic environmental development is an interactive exercise involving researchers, students and practitioners working together on a real life case.

Strategic Environmental Development #1 in Umeå

An exercise was organized in Umeå on 11-18 April 2018. The purpose of the exercise was to explore sharing services and the developing sharing economy in Umeå. Strategic Environmental Development bring together a group of researchers and students who conduct interviews and site visits. The exercise in Umeå  involved a range of organizations working with developing the sharing economy in Umeå. Read the report

Strategic Environmental Development #2 in Karlstad

An exercise is planned for Karlstad in April 2019. The purpose of the exercise is to explore sharing services and the developing sharing economy in small towns in Sweden. Strategic Environmental Development bring together a group of researchers and students who conduct interviews and site visits. The exercise in Karlstad is focused on the experience of small cities in the sharing economy.


Innovative investigations

Sharing Cities Sweden is planning to develop a report focusing on governing sharing cities, a report focusing on small towns and the sharing economy, and a report focusing on international best practice.

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Small towns and
the sharing economy

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International best practice
on sharing cities


Academic papers

Sharing Cities Sweden is conducting research and developing academic papers for conferences and journals that capture key findings and lessons about the sharing economy in cities.

Analysis of Sharing Economy Services: Initial Findings from Sharing Cities Sweden

Assessing Environmental Impacts of the Sharing Economy

Business and Digital Platform Aspects for Sharing Services