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RE:SHAPING CITIES


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RE:SHAPING CITIES


The rise of the sharing
(including the collaborative) economy

has an increasing impact on cities.

On the positive side, the sharing of goods and services among citizens and local businesses benefits the local economy, improves social cohesion and boosts sustainability and overall quality of life. But there are challenges too. The blurring line between public and private activities may lead to friction between different stakeholders and forces cities to reconsider policies and regulations (i.e. taxation, licensing and zoning). A growing number of cities from around the world are placing the sharing economy at the centre of their overall strategy. Many of those cities have the ambition to become a sharing city: a city that unlock new opportunities and solve urban challenges by facilitating and applying the sharing economy.

 

LAUNCH IN NEW YORK CITY

The Sharing Cities Alliance was established on the 18th of May, 2017 in New York City during the world’s second Sharing Cities Summit. City leaders from 22 cities from 13 countries and 4 continents came together to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the sharing economy.

 

The Sharing Cities Alliance is
an independent FOUNDATION that
connects cities from all continents.

The Sharing Cities Alliance is an independent foundation that connects cities from all continents, and fosters city-to-city learning, empowering city governments to continuously address the sharing economy.  

 

"The sharing cities alliance is a game-changer" 

"Not only because it will make cities faster and more efficient in acting on societal disruptions, but also because it will allow cities to team up and jointly work on new legislation when they are dealing with issues that involve the rise of large platforms. Through the Alliance, cities are building a global answer to a global phenomenon."                              The Huffington Post, June 2017.

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Why Join


Why Join


 

Join the alliance and: 

  • Become part of a global ecosystem of frontrunning cities.
  • Get direct access to experience of other cities through a shared resource with case studies, policies and research.
  • Work together with other cities, for instance in relating to large online platforms.
  • Showcase your cities activities to a global network.
  • Learn from sharing economy experts who have worked with cities for years.

Benefits of being a sharing city:

  • Find affordable solutions for diverse urban challenges such as; housing, transportation, parking, healthcare, ageing population, waste and unemployment.
  • Enable sustainable growth.
  • Boost entrepreneurship and the creation of new jobs.
  • Steer the advancement of technology towards facilitating more social inclusion.
  • Increase access to education at lower costs.
  • Learn about the implications of the newest technologies for the people living and working in the city.
  • Reshape the city government to make it up to speed with today’s developments.
  • Unlock value in your city to empower citizens, local businesses and other organisations.
  • Reduce government spending, by making a more efficient use of public spaces and services.
  • Find solutions for policy and regulatory challenges such as: taxation, zoning, licensing and insurance.
  • Improve overall quality of life.
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Join


Join


Join us now

We love to welcome any city interested in the sharing economy. 
Depending on the needs of your city you can become an associate,
a partner or a premium partner of the Alliance.
 

Becoming an associate is recommended to cities that have just learned about the sharing economy. Cities that are doing desk research on what research is out there, what other cities are doing and which directions are of interest to the local context. Joining the Alliance as an associate will save lots of time in getting an overview plus a monthly update on Sharing Cities projects, policies and research from around the world. The Alliance team will simply do that work for you.
 

Becoming a partner is recommended to cities that recognize the potential and the challenges of the sharing economy. Cities that want to increase awareness within and outside of the city government, and that want to start developing strategies, setting priorities and exploring potential pilot projects. Joining the Alliance as a partner will provide your city with tailor-made advice. This includes: access to online interactive seminars by experts on the topics of your choice; four online one-on-one sessions with an expert; access to a yearly summit, and an overview plus a monthly magazine that updates you on Sharing City activities and research from around the world. Being a partner you can showcase your projects through all communications of the Alliance.
 

Becoming a premium partner is recommended to cities that want to start building the sharing economy today. Cities that are ready to build and implement strategies, pilot projects and renew policies. Joining the Alliance as a premium partner will provide your city with everything regular partners receive, plus a Sharing City Expedition. Over two separate visits by our experts, a group of your fellow citizens will journey from Awareness, to Play, to Impact. The expedition is designed to inspire and educate through a presentation, to get creative, create mutual understanding and make a real impact through a variety of workshop formats. After the expedition your city is well on its way making the most of the sharing economy.
 

Overview

  • Access to knowledge database with projects, policies & research
  • Monthly online magazine
  • 10% discount on additional services

 

  • Access to knowledge database with projects, policies & research
  • Monthly online magazine
  • 15% discount on additional services
  • Access to quarterly online seminars 
  • Quarterly online one-on-one sessions with an expert 
  • Showcasing your projects 
  • Access to the annual Sharing Cities Summit

 

  • Access to knowledge database with projects, policies & research
  • Monthly online magazine
  • 25% discount on additional services
  • Access to quarterly online seminars 
  • Quarterly online one-on-one sessions with an expert 
  • Showcasing your projects 
  • Access to the annual Sharing Cities Summit
  • Sharing City Expedition
     
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Cities


Cities


These cities are currently in our network AND INVITED TO JOIN: 

Aarhus | Amsterdam | Antwerp | Athens | Barcelona | Bergen | Berlin | Bilbao | Bogota | Bologna | Brussels | Cape Town | Chengdu | Chicago | Copenhagen | Dallas | Den Haag Dubai | Ecuador | Eindhoven | Gdansk | Gent | Gothenburg | Groningen | Haarlem | Haarlemmermeer | Hamburg | Helsinki | Hong Kong | Istanbul | Jakarta | Johannesburg | Karlskrona | Kirklees| Lagos | Leeds | Lissabon | Ljubljana | London | Lund | Luxembourg | Lyon | Madrid | Malmo | Marseille | Medellin | Melbourne | Milan | Montreal | Mumbai | Munster | Munich | Nairobi | New Orleans | New York City | Nijmegen | Oslo | Paris | Philadelphia | Portland | Riga | Rome | Rotterdam | San Fransisco | Santiago | Seoul | Shanghai | Stockholm | Stuttgart | Sydney | Tel Aviv | Timisoara | Tokyo | Toronto | Utrecht | Vancouver | Vienna | Warsaw | Washington DC | Zaanstad | Zaragoza

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Media


Media


“This new network is going to be phenomenally useful to cities like New York. Until now, we’ve each navigated the sharing economy on our own. We’ve often been reactive, regulating in response to one company or one sector at a time. Now, we can strategize for the future,” New York City Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen.