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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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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The Sharing Economy Act: a process of change.

The sharing economy is an urban phenomenon that is spreading worldwide and is changing the way we conceive commerce, social relations and economic development. During the last two years, this issue arrived also in the judiciary rooms as in the case of Germany ( if you are interested read on The Guardian article). Recently, political […]

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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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2nd International Workshop on the Sharing Economy.

The second edition of international workshop on the sharing economy will have a meeting the next 28th and 29th January in Paris. The main topic will be How the sharing economy influence individual behavior, companies and public regulation. Nowdays it’s common to talk about collaborative economy , with its uses and benefits ,however, despite the […]

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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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EU Regions and cities talk about sharing economy

On the 29th September at the 5th meeting of the Commission for Economic Policy, the CoR will discuss its draft opinion on “The local and regional dimension of sharing economy”. As anticipated in July this opinion has been drafted by LabGov Director, Professor Christian Iaione, after a long consultation with many experts worldwide. The document […]

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Sharing NYC – Episode 2

Welcome back to the reflections on the New York City experience! Episode 1 showed the other side of the sharing economy, which is more linked to the economic struggles of the society than usually thought. Now let us have a deeper look into this reality. The NYC directory of sharing economy organizations tells an interesting […]

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