Smart Cities and Sharing Economy

19 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2015

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Paula Gori

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Pier Luigi Parcu

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS); Centre for a Digital Society

Maria Stasi

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Date Written: December 2015

Abstract

The concepts of smart city and sharing economy are at the centre of a number of current debates, which touch upon, among others, issues like the current urbanisation trends, the particular economic situation we are facing in the last years, the spread of connectivity and of new technologies and the innovation process in general.

This working paper looks at the different and common characteristics of both smart cities and sharing economy models, in order to explore their interaction and complementary dynamics. This is done by analysing the specific features of the two, as well as at regulatory and competition issues they trigger within our current legal framework. The final aim is to make some policy suggestions to the local governments, which are called to cope with these phenomena, and for which the latter could constitute a great opportunity to enhance the local welfare.

Keywords: Smart city, sharing economy, competition, regulation

Suggested Citation

Gori, Paula and Parcu, Pier Luigi and Stasi, Maria, Smart Cities and Sharing Economy (December 2015). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2015/96, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2706603 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2706603

Paula Gori (Contact Author)

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )

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Florence, Florence 50014
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Pier Luigi Parcu

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )

Villa La Fonte, via delle Fontanelle 18
50016 San Domenico di Fiesole
Florence, Florence 50014
Italy

Centre for a Digital Society ( email )

Via Boccaccio 151
Florence, FI 50133
Italy

Maria Stasi

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )

Villa La Fonte, via delle Fontanelle 18
50016 San Domenico di Fiesole
Florence, Florence 50014
Italy

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