In June of 2015, the National League of Cities (NLC) released the first national quantitative survey of local elected officials’ viewpoints on the sharing economy. The report, City Survey on the Sharing Economy: Shifting Perceptions of Collaborative Consumption, assessed the ways in which local elected officials were thinking about, responding to and regulating the sharing economy.
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This post was co-authored with Lauren Hirshon. Brooks Rainwater and Lauren Hirshon recently published the National League of Cities report “Cities, the Sharing Economy and What’s Next.” The sharing economy is impacting cities. Around the world, innovative sharing economy technologies and business models are redefining how city dwellers access resources and consume goods. City leaders
This is a guest post by Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert. It originally appeared here. If you were to build a city from scratch, using current technology, what would it cost to live there? I think it would be nearly free if you did it right. This is a big deal because people aren’t
There is no one-size-fits-all regulatory solution for the sharing economy, and what works well for one city might not work for another. Philadelphia is one of the cities profiled in NLC’s new sharing economy report. The consensus is there is no consensus. City leaders across the country are working to understand and incorporate the sharing
Uber, Lyft and Sidecar present cities with the opportunity to radically transform transportation in their communities. If cities make use of the lessons they are learning from work with car share firms like Zip Car and with bike share programs, they are likely to achieve remarkable success in the newest iteration of the sharing economy.