Sharing Cities: A worldwide cities overview on platform economy policies with a focus on Barcelona

Date of Publication: 
November 2018
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Open University of Catalonia
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Published in conjuction with the Sharing Cities Summit 2018, which took place from 12-15 November 2018 in Barcelona (Spain), this study identifies and analyses 100 platforms in Barcelona that have a socially responsible approach and that are examples of new ways of interacting between citizens so they can self-organize and help economic activities to thrive. The platforms operate in 28 different economic areas, from the creation and sharing of collaborative culture, to energy or agro-ecological consumption. The study goes on to detect a stage in which collaborative production, supported by digital platforms, will expand and have the potential to break into any area of economic activity in the city.

For more information, visit the Sharing Cities Summit 2018 website.

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