The Alliance Lexicon (ALEX) is the Sharing Cities Alliance's searchable, continuously evolving database featuring a comprehensive collection of the most up to date research, reports, case studies, policies, regulations, and market developments in the sharing economy, in addition to gathering all information on Alliance core activities in one place.
Resources on ALEX are crowdsourced from cities in the Alliance and curated by the Alliance team. It is the collective memory of the cities in the Alliance. You can ask ALEX any question 24/7 and ALEX will do its best to answer you.
ALEX is currently exclusive to Sharing Cities Alliance member cities. The Sharing Cities Alliance Foundation is working with (and looking for) partners to turn ALEX into a database openly accessible for everyone.
Offers an updated look at the shared tourism accommodation sector, including peer to peer short term rental platforms and home exchange platforms, and its relationship with local regulations.
An online seminar on innovative ways to stimulate participation in the sharing economy, with focus on Gothenburg’s Smart Map, a tool that maps the sharing economy in this Swedish city.
The New Zealand government is solving homelessness by calling for the public to share otherwise unitilised properties to be inhabited by those seeking social housing.
The value of ALEX depends largely on the input of city leaders from all over the world discovering and submitting research, case studies, policy proposals, draft legislation and/or best practices.To contribute content for consideration by the Alliance team, fill out the submission form below.
Partners of the Alliance receive a monthly online magazine with an overview of the most relevant developments. At a glance you're fully up to speed with the latest on sharing cities and the global sharing economy, featuring:
Read the latest edition of the Sharing Cities Magazine. This Summer Edition features the upcoming Summit in Barcelona, inspiring videos about the sharing economy in Asia, different sharing city initiatives (such as Norwich and Dallas) and much more.
At least four times a year we co-organise an online seminar with a city from the Alliance. As a member of the Alliance, you will be invited to engage with teams from other cities to learn from each other and collaborate. Topics for the seminars are crowdsourced from the network and lead up to our annual Sharing Cities Summit, to be hosted in Barcelona in 2018.
The online seminar was hosted by Tove Lund, Coordinator of the Testbed Sharing City Gothenburg and Emma Öhrwall and Jonathan Mattebo Persson, both co-founders of Collaborative Economy Gothenburg, on the 24th of May 2018. The goal of this seminar was to collaboratively learn how city governments can encourage locals and visitors to live sustainable, facilitate new ways of connecting and stimulate sharing rather than owning. An inspiring example is Gothenburg’s Smart Map, a tool that maps the sharing economy in this Swedish city and includes over 100 sharing initiatives.