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Sharing Cities

Sharing Cities

  • alicia glen sharing cities summit

    Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen (photo: @DMAliciaGlen)


    City governments across the world are trying to adjust to and standardize their approaches to companies in the so-called sharing economy. With rapidly advancing technology, major financial investment, creative entrepreneurship, and little regard for the status quo, sharing economy companies -- such as Uber and Airbnb -- often catch government regulators unprepared and disrupt entrenched interests, leading to conflict. Government leaders are forced into difficult decisions, needing to

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