“BRAVE NEW WORLD?” Discussing the ubiquitous city of Songdo at the Munich Creative Business Week.

On Wednesday the 8th of March 2017 the Munich Creative Business Week (March 4th-12th) hosted a special panel discussion on smart cities, “Brave New World?”, organized by Schnitzer& and moderated by the designer Sarah Dorkenwald.  The panel gathered many experts from different fields to discuss on the Smart City’s ability to offer an answer to […]

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A regulation for the Italian Home Restaurant: Ddl AC-3258, pros and cons.

When talking about the sharing economy, its legislative dimension is always a burning issue. In this context, in recent times the regulation of the so-called home restaurant has been high on the agenda, especially in Italy. But what is it the home restaurant? As defined on the Home Restaurant website, “the Home Restaurant is the […]

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Can the ride-hailing services reply to the “tragedy of the urban roads” and become a substitute of the transit system?

Cities are facing a series of  problems at the urban mobility level, what is called “the tragedy of urban roads” (Iaione, 2009), that implies: a growing traffic congestion, a huge amount of car accidents and a rising level of carbon emissions, all conditions that affect the urban life. As Iaione[1] underlines they represents the “perfect […]

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“SHARING CITY, SEOUL” 2016: STATE OF THE ART AND NEWS

The city of Seoul four years ago identified the sharing economy as a new alternative tool to reply to the main urban challenges, betting on it to face the fourth industrial revolution. The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) declared to become a Sharing City in 2012 and launched the “Sharing City, Seoul” project, focusing on building […]

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The EU and the sharing economy. Guidelines to maximize its potential.

The topic of the sharing economy is gaining more and more attention at global level. Many institutions, governments, experts and also the private sector are increasingly questioning about its impact and how to regulate it in order to not suffocate its development and favor the achievement of its full economic potential, by promoting a flexible […]

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Milan goes into Sharing Mode

  2015 was an intense year for the city of Milan in terms of acknowledgment of the sharing potentialities in the urban context and action planning for its . It’s time to take stock, also in view of the primary elections. As the City Councilor for Labour Policy, Economic Development, Research and University, Cristina Tajani, […]

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SHARITALY 2015, the Third Revolutionary Edition

The Collaborative Week in Milan is coming and all eyes are on the city. An eight-day event from November 7 to 14 the week is divided into five specific sub-events[1] that embody the willingness of Milan, its citizens and other actors to support and spread the voice of the sharing and collaborative economy. The week promises […]

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SEOUL RETHINKS SHARING ECONOMY AND PROPOSES LOCAL SOLUTIONS

Seoul is becoming famous all around the world for its concrete attempt to include services of the sharing and collaborative economy in the everyday lives of its citizens. The city is reimagining policies and fostering collaboration and participation; promoting social innovation and the social economy; and paving the path for the sharing economy to thrive. […]

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CALIFORNIA SHARING ECONOMY BILL

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO REGULATE SHARING SERVICES. ONLINE VACATION RENTAL LEGISLATION SB 593 The regulation issue in the general sharing economy debate is gaining more and more momentum. New disrupting services are spreading, posing the question of their categorization between personal and professional provision and related forms of regulation. If the service is not […]

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