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Sharing Economy

Sharing Economy is a subtopic of Economic Development.

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  • CitiesSpeak

We know that automation and artificial intelligence will have a great impact on the future of work, play, and life – but we shouldn’t jump to the assumption that this will be a net negative.

This post originally…

Robot
Robot
  • CitiesSpeak

In too many cities across the country, sharing economy platforms face outdated rules that prevent competition in favor of incumbent industries. Ultimately, public policy that stifles competition, limits innovation, or hinders…

sharing economy
sharing economy
  • CitiesSpeak

Our new weekly roundup of the latest reading materials filtered through an urban affairs lens.

Uber announced it will begin using self-driving cars, such as this modified Volvo XC90, in Pittsburgh this month.

Austin, Texas ends…

SUV
SUV
  • CitiesSpeak

Technological innovation is compelling and necessary, but it complicates the economic and policy frameworks that communities—governments, businesses and families—have bet on.

Disruption. It may be a buzz word, but…

Steve Adler
Steve Adler
  • CitiesSpeak

Though it may seem counterintuitive, small interventions powered by small companies can have almost as large of an impact on cities as expensive, big business projects for only a fraction of the price.

This is a…

Songdo South Korea
Songdo South Korea
  • CitiesSpeak

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…

Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy
  • CitiesSpeak

Our monthly roundup of the latest news in economic development filtered through a city-focused lens. This month’s roundup features stories from NLC’s Congressional Cities Conference. Reading something interesting? Share it with @robbins617.

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President Obama
  • Issue Brief

This National League of Cities report seeks to provide an extended analysis of what is currently happening in American cities so that city leaders may better understand, encourage and regulate the growing sharing economy. Interviews were…

  • Issue Brief

NLC's City Survey on the Sharing Economy is a nationwide analysis of the current state of the sharing economy in relation to local governments. This survey has been conducted as a part of NLC's Local Economic Conditions survey, which measures the…

  • CitiesSpeak

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.

The consensus is there is no consensus. City leaders across the country are working to understand and…

Philadelphia
Philadelphia