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Sharing Economy

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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…

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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In too many cities across the country, sharing economy platforms face outdated rules that prevent competition in favor of incumbent industries.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…

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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…

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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…

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Songdo South Korea
  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the target goals?

The City of Dallas took an open approach to ridesharing services, aiming to embrace the new technologies first and then establish regulations to govern those activities. To achieve this, the city opted to accept…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Homesharing is an agreement between two parties in which one party rents out all or part of his or her home to another party on a temporary, one-time basis. Recognized homesharing companies include Airbnb and HomeAway among others. These types of…

  • 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