How the Collaborative Economy Is Changing Cities

Sharing in cities is not a new idea. In fact, cities emerged as an instrument for taking advantage of the benefits of agglomeration and they are the primary point where communities share: from communal spaces and shared infrastructure, to homes and public services. However, in recent years, collaborative initiatives have multiplied and expanded at an […]

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Unfulfilled promises in the Sharing Economy? Exploring the value proposition of Airbnb in Barcelona

Social actors in the sharing economy share their means of transportation, workspaces, and even homes with strangers from all over the world. In the sharing economy, the traditional aspiration of ownership is increasingly being superseded by the notion of access. This radical departure from traditional ways of conducting business is disrupting industries and well-established business […]

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