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Sharing Economy

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  • Press Release

Sixteen percent of cities have already entered into partnerships, while 79 percent of those not in partnerships are open to forming them

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 2, 2017 – New National League of Cities (NLC) research on…

City Innovation
City Innovation

Cities across the country are embracing sharing economy companies and new technologies like drones and smart city applications. NLC's latest national survey, “Cities and the Innovation Economy: Perceptions of Local Leaders,” shows that 78 percent…

Cities and Innovation
Cities and Innovation
  • CitiesSpeak

When drafted and enforced thoughtfully, city ordinances work as intended to regulate Airbnb-style short-term rentals — but state preemption is complicating the issue and presenting a new challenge to local governments.…

photo - The Short-term Rental Market Is Booming. Here’s Why Cities Should Regulate It.
photo - The Short-term Rental Market Is Booming. Here’s Why Cities Should Regulate It.
  • CitiesSpeak

Innovation does not diminish the need for an effective regulatory framework — but does government have the right strategies and tools to effectively engage a deluge of emerging technologies and citizen entrepreneurs? As…

photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
  • 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In too many cities across the country, sharing economy platforms face outdated rules that prevent competition in favor of incumbent industries.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

Why is it often difficult for sharing economy providers to comply with city policies? Because, most of the time, the technology cities use to implement these policies are an afterthought during the debate about how best to regulate the sharing…

driver
driver
  • 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