Sharing Cities Sweden aims to put Sweden on the map as a country that actively and critically works with the sharing economy in cities. The objectives of the program are to develop world-leading test-beds for the sharing economy in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå as well as develop a national node to significantly improve national and international cooperation.
Through test-beds in four cities, sharing services and digital solutions will be developed. The opportunities and risks of the sharing economy will be tested and evaluated. The Malmö test-bed focuses on thedevelopment of an area, called Sege Park. It is the first urban area in the world to be built with sharing as an integral part of planning, construction and operation. The driving force is to use sharing as a tool forpeople to live their lives within planetary boundaries and at reasonable costs.
The test-beds will be supported by a national node for coordination, national learning and international exchange. The program will be conducted in collaboration with business, the public sector, civil society and academia. The aim is to strengthen Sweden’s work for global sustainability goals, and to strengthen Sweden’s competitiveness by developing new services and companies for domestic and export markets.
Sharing services should contribute to reduced energy and climate impact and sustainable development, while also promoting social sustainability in the city. The sharing services should be innovative and contribute to a wide range of different types of services within the program.