Collaborative Economy appearing on everyone's agenda

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Collaborative Economy appearing on everyone's agenda

In this month's insights you can read about: 

  • Recap of the meetup on the collaborative economy and Internet of Things
  • European agenda for the collaborative economy
  • How to deal with the resistance of car sharing
  • Tax authorities and the online sharing economy 
  • Experiencing the sharing economy with Lena 

And much more... 

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Experiencing the sharing economy: Lena

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Experiencing the sharing economy: Lena

Since 7 months I am a proud Lena member because it makes it easier to stand by my principles and enjoy fashion without the guilt of having double standards. It’s important to help these platforms and initiatives emerge and prove that there is a demand for alternative and conscious ways of using items. Start with what you are wearing!

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THE KEY TO UNLOCKING SHARING CITIES

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THE KEY TO UNLOCKING SHARING CITIES

Approximately 70% of the world population will be living in cities by 2050, therefore I believe - having studied Global Sustainable Cities at the University of Strathclyde in the past year - that efforts improving cities will have far reaching transformational effects. 

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Electric Car Sharing: Not the Best Combination…yet!

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Electric Car Sharing: Not the Best Combination…yet!

Just like the sharing of cars, electric vehicles are becoming more common. Within a few years, breakthroughs are possible in both areas. With time, it may be expected that all new cars will be electric vehicles. If this happens, shared cars will also become electric. It might look as if electric car-sharing combines the best of both worlds. At this moment, this combination is not obvious yet, due to several reasons…

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A smart city is a sharing city

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A smart city is a sharing city

In this month's insights, you can read about: 

  • The official launch of the Sharing Cities Alliance
  • What we can learn from 50 years car sharing 
  • Amsterdam's Ecosystem
  • Experiencing the sharing economy: Camptoo

And much more...

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 What can we learn from 50 years Witkar: an early car sharing concept?

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What can we learn from 50 years Witkar: an early car sharing concept?

On April 3rd 2017, the 82-years old Luud Schimmelpennink received the ‘Frans Banninck Cocq’ medal from the alderman of transportation in Amsterdam, Pieter Litjens. This medal is for people who have made a merit for the city over a period of 10 years or more. Luud is the inventor of the ‘Witkar’ and the ‘Witte fietsenplan’ back in 1967, and can be seen as the godfather of car- and bikesharing.

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Experiencing the sharing economy: Camptoo

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Experiencing the sharing economy: Camptoo

This holiday I wanted to try camping with my family. We considered a caravan, a tent and a camper. Because we do not own a car, we would have had to rent a car ánd a caravan. As it was still quite cold, the camper won over a tent. I started searching on some different platforms like SnappCar, GoBoony and Camptoo - all peer-to-peer rental platforms. I like the idea of going on holiday with a privately owned camper. It's a more personal experience than renting an anonymous camper somewhere. Interestingly I met some campers over and over again on every platform. I picked Camptoo, as they had the most choice in offering in the area.

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The Future of Mobility | The Freedom to Move

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The Future of Mobility | The Freedom to Move

In this month's insights, you can read about:

  • Europe's collaborative economy in 2030
  • Interview with Harmen van Sprang and Pieter van de Glind in Reinvent
  • How to ensure that everyone has access to mobility, with less automobility
  • Why parking needs more attention
  • Webinar about how the blockchain impacts the sharing economy and the world 

And much more...

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Re:shaping mobility The Secret Power of Sharing

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Re:shaping mobility The Secret Power of Sharing

“Exciting turn ahead” it must say on a traffic sign for those exploring the possible routes to the future of transportation. Technology is about to bring more opportunities for the way we move around than we had in the last century. Since the transition from horse carriages to the automobile changes have been evolutions, but no revolutions.

Now we are at the verge of a true revolution in transportation. Electrification has been slowly entering the market. Where public transport companies have been using electricity for a while, nearly all car manufacturers are now following. Tesla took it from ‘the good alternative’ to ‘the sexy alternative’ to a fossil fuel driven car.

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All eyes on Sharing Cities

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All eyes on Sharing Cities

In this month's insights, you can read about: 

  • The Re-shaping Work Conference 2017
  • What we can learn from 50 years carsharing 
  • ShareNL in Forbes, Apolitical, The Huffington Post, and Inverse
  • The introduction of startup Honeycombhousing
  • The Italian Ecosystem

And much more...

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Introducing Honeycombhousing

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Introducing Honeycombhousing

Honeycombhousing is a social/cultural-housing platform to connect international students with homeowners on peer-to-peer basis in Sweden. Sanne Toonen (founder of Honeycombhousing) explained: 'It’s the social aspect that makes the difference. It’s best described as 'Fika'. The Swedish expression for coffee breaks that’s more about socializing than drinking coffee. This Swedish tradition shaped Honeycombhousing to what it is today and sets them apart from other services in providing housing for international students.'

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Urban Developer BPD advances the Sharing Economy

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Urban Developer BPD advances the Sharing Economy

Throughout the past several years, we began to share more personal belongings online; it started with music, stories and pictures on social media. Additionally, we started to exchange more and more items through sites such as Marktplaats. The emergence of the sharing economy affects a growing number of economic sectors today; we share our houses on Airbnb, tools on Peerby, energy on Vandebron or Powerpeers, knowledge on Konnektid, food on Thuisafgehaald, rides on Blablacar, and cars and parking spaces on platforms such as Snappcar, MyWheels and Mobypark. With these platforms, the Dutch gain access to each other’s belongings and services. In the Netherlands, one in five people use online sharing platforms (including Airbnb and Marktplaats.nl). However, sharing is not a new phenomenon, as people used to share their belongings long before the emergence of the sharing economy. Nowadays, we do not merely share our belongings with friends, family or other relatives but also with people we have never met. Research has shown that the percentage of Dutch people who are willing to share their belongings with strangers has grown from 10% to over 30% in the last 3 years. Read more...

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The sky is the limit

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The sky is the limit

In this month's insights, you can read about: 

  • The launch of shareBE. 
  • Sharing Economy and Sustainable Tourism. 
  • The European Mobility Week kick off. 
  • Why people actually participate in the collaborative economy.
  • The Green Deal day. 
  • Regulatory framework for the sharing economy.
  • The Amsterdam Sharing City International Press trip. 

And much more...

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