Sharing Economy

Sharing Economy
The nature of tourism is changing, and how the city agencies that handle tourism need to change with it.
Christopher Swope August 16, 2017

EUROCITIES recommends that municipalities manage this new economic model through regulation and extend it to all citizens. 

December 1, 2016

The room-rental service will team with cities to address concerns that include taxes and safety, but critics see a ploy to stave off regulation, the New York Times reports.

November 16, 2015

The first-of-its-kind initiative would introduce fleets of shared electric vehicles into disadvantaged neighborhoods, the Shared-Use Mobility Center says.

August 4, 2015

The ridesharing app revolutionizing urban transit is getting a lift from Chinese customers fed up with limited taxi service, the Washington Post reports. 

July 31, 2015

The popularity of Airbnb has sparked a battle over the legality of renting accommodations in residential neighborhoods, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

May 26, 2015
With a visitor surge crowding space in central Amsterdam, the city is marketing its neighborhoods as an alternative for tourists.
Letty Reimerink March 26, 2015
Milan is about to get 20 million visitors over six months. It will be the biggest test yet of "collaborative consumption."
Simone d'Antonio March 5, 2015

The bike-rental service provides tourists with an opportunity to meet locals and pick up tips about cycling around Amsterdam, The Pop-Up City reports. 

March 4, 2015

Mounting restrictions on the use of personal automobiles are fueling the rise of car sharing in Chinese cities, Chinadialogue reports. 

February 26, 2015
A combination of technology, austerity and social transformation makes trust an increasingly important factor in city life.
Christopher Swope October 3, 2014

Creating a system for taxi passengers to share rides could shrink New York’s taxi fleet by up to 40 percent, the New York Times reports. 

September 10, 2014
An app heavily used in Amsterdam makes it easy for neighbors to borrow power drills, ladders and other stuff from each other — and also aspires to build community.
Letty Reimerink September 4, 2014

Books, music and the occasional pedometer are traded in Geneva’s exchange boxes, The Pop-Up City reports.

March 5, 2014

Online hub makes it easy to share

October 21, 2013
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