Workshop report sharing economy platforms in resilient neighborhoods

B.G.M. de Waal, Nina Fistal, Christian Frankel, Martijn Arets

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Abstract

One of the promises of the emerging sharing or platform economy is that it could make neighborhoods more resilient: Platforms can provide new economic opportunities for citizens; contribute to social capital formation; empower citizens in democratic processes; and they could play a role in a more efficient management of resources and overall sustainability. At the same time critics have pointed out that platforms could also undermine some of these aspects: they could induce a precarization of labour, lead to social exclusion based on cultural capital, cause social fragmentation, or increase rather than decrease the use of resources.

In this workshop we want to further discuss / explore the relations between the rise of a platform economy in relation to the organization of resilient (social inclusive, sustainable) neighborhoods. What contexts, policies, design principles and governance models of digital platforms could contribute to more resilient neighborhoods? In particular, we would want to shift the debate from a focus on the major international platforms such as Airbnb and Uber, and explore the opportunities for locally organized platforms in relation to resilient neighborhoods.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherThe Mobile City
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2018

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