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Friday, July 7 • 09:00 - 13:00
The A to Z of Sharing Cities: what the sharing economy could mean for your city [In EN & FR] LIMITED

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Citizens all around the world are discovering the sharing (​collaborative)​ economy. Online platforms facilitate the exchange​ of goods and services at an ever increasing speed​, whilst t​raditional businesses are exploring this new phenomenon rapidly, too.​ With the advent of the sharing economy, the digital world has made its definitive step into the physical universe of cities. The time has come for city governments to respo​nd. ​

This masterclass will bring you up to speed on all the recent developments around cities and sharing economy. It's a two-sided story. On the one hand, this phenomenon offers opportunities for more social, sustainable and economically resilient cities. On the other hand, there are several challenges to address, like consumer and worker protection, market fairness and regulation. Every city is different so you will be served and challenged to think through an array of approaches.
You will learn about pioneering cities such as Amsterdam and Seoul, who have been developing the local sharing economy for years, as well as other cities that have started to act or react to the many aspects of the sharing economy.

Who is it for?
The masterclass is for city leaders and anyone with a specific interest in the sharing economy at the city level.

What will you learn?
Participants will get the chance to work on their specific challenges, for example issues around (un)fair playing fields, zoneing, insurance and taxes. We will also work on how the sharing economy can bring social cohesion, environmental sustainability and economic resilience to cities.
After the masterclass you will:
  • have a better understanding of how to make the most out of the sharing (collaborative) economy in your city, enriching the lives of your citizens
  • be able to design potential pilot projects to grasp opportunities and develop a vision of what role the sharing economy can play in your city.
This class is being offered in French and English. 

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Pieter van de Glind

Co-founder, ShareNL
Pieter van de Glind is a co-founder of shareNL, the Dutch knowledge and networking platform for the sharing and collaborative economy. Together with co-founder Harmen van Sprang and his team, Pieter works with startups, corporations, cities, governments and knowledge institutions... Read More →
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Guillaume Lavoie

City Councilor, City of Montreal
Guillaume Lavoie is a city councillor in Montreal, Qc, Canada. Before entering politics, Guillaume Lavoie worked in public diplomacy, public policies and international relations, in Canada and abroad. As a city councillor, he authored Canada’s first city by-law on the sharing of private spaces. He is also a lecturer at the National School of Public Administration... Read More →
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Harmen van Sprang

Co-founder, ShareNL
Harmen van Sprang is the co-founder of shareNL, the Dutch knowledge and networking platform for the collaborative (sharing) economy. Together with co-founder Pieter van de Glind and his team, Harmen works with startups, corporations, cities, governments and knowledge institutions... Read More →

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