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:
Updates on Sharing Cities Alliance activities
Interviews with sharing economy experts, city leaders and key researchers
Technological developments and their applications
Best practices from pioneering cities
Perspectives from citizens and entrepreneurs
Inspiring case studies
Latest research and book reviews
And much more..
Welcome to the Winter edition of the Sharing Cities Magazine. With the start of a promising new year, this edition reflects on what has been achieved and learned. It is also the perfect time, to look forward and to share our ambitions for 2019.
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.
Toronto will host a seminar with updates on the effectiveness of the taxi and holiday rental regulatory reforms in in the city. This is a follow-up after the 2018 seminar based on new research.
Washington D.C. will share the impacts and challenges of its one-of-its-kind mobility platform and regulations.
We will work with Seoul Sharing City, and all other interested cities on the question: How can cities boost social cohesion, through the sharing economy? Various online seminars are coming up in 2019!
We will work with Sharing Cities Sweden, and all other interested cities on the question: How can cities become more sustainable through the sharing economy? Do expect a series of online seminars in 2019!
We will work with New York City, and all other interested cities on the question: How can cities become more economically resilient through the sharing economy? Various online seminars are coming up in 2019!
We will work with Tel Aviv, and all other cities interested on how governments can improve their ability to govern their digital cities. The city of Tel Aviv has built a digital platform where more than half of all citizens have signed up. This platform is now proving to be a brand new breeding ground for all kinds of local connections between citizens and local organisations. You can learn all about ‘DigiTel’ in an upcoming online seminar.