Towards the transportation reform: a chance for a more integrated and sustainable urban mobility system?

  The advent of online platforms and new technologies is breaking down traditional axes of both social interaction and commercial power, shifting the structure of traditional services[1]. The platform revolution is radically transforming an array of many sectors, like transportation, accommodations and personal services[2]. It can be considered as a pervasive innovation, which facilitates direct […]

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In Poland the 4th International Conference on Urban and Regional Economics

  The conference “Contemporary Urban Policy – European Perspective” will take place at the University of Economics in Katowice, 12-13 October 2017, thanks to the organization of the Department of Spatial and Environmental Economics. The focus will be on urban policy, urban governance and collaborative planning. The meeting will bring together academics, policymakers and practitioners […]

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Can everyone be a private driver? The opinion of the EU Advocate General Szpunar.

Last May Advocate General Szpunar gave his first opinion about the right qualification of the service provided by Uber. Uber is a peer-to-peer mobile ride-sharing platform which has received tremendous attention in recent years[1].  Anyone having a smartphone equipped with the Uber application (i.e. the App) can get a ride in the cities where the […]

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Good Practice in Genoa: a step forward the experimentation of sharing economy

Last June 9th 2017 the City of Genoa freely undersigned an agreement on the Tourists Tax with Airbnb Ireland, the famous platform that connects people having extra space to rent (i.e. Hosts) with people (i.e. Guests) who need it for a short-term accommodation (i.e. Listing). The agreement introduces a participatory model for the management of […]

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4IWSE – The 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy took place in Lund

June 15th and 16th 2017 the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) of the Lund University (Sweden) hosted the 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy.  A great venue for the European network of researchers working on the topic of the collaborative and sharing economy. In two days 95 participants attended the workshop, organized […]

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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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Get ready for Sharitaly 2016!

On Tusday the 15th and Wednesday the 16th on November people from all Italy will gather in Milan to take part inthe 4rth edition of Sharitaly, leading event on collaborative economy at national level. Organized by Collaboriamo and Trailab, Sharitaly aims at fostering the debate on sharing economy and promoting the exchange of good practices […]

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#CollaboratorioRe: a path to co-design a new space and a new urban actor

CO-Reggio Emilia is a process promoted by the municipality of Reggio Emilia in collaboration with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and with the scientific, strategical and organizational support of LabGov (LABoratorio per la GOVernance dei beni comuni) and Kilowatt. The first phase of the project is centered upon the creation of a collaboratory, #CollaboratorioRe, […]

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