Sharing Economy Archives - State of the Planet

Social Distance, Sustainable Cities and Building Public Health Capacity

The return to a normal way of life and to renewing our push toward sustainable cities requires that we develop an apolitical, science-driven public health capacity.

by |April 20, 2020

The Sharing Economy Comes to Congress While Plastic Bags Leave New York

Both clothing rental and plastic bag bans are small steps on the long road to sustainable cities and a circular, less environmentally destructive economy.

by |February 24, 2020
E-scooter riders take to the streets of Portland, Oregon. Photo by Sarah Petersen

Coming Soon To A City Near You: E-Scooters

Shared, dockless electric scooters have taken to the streets of cities across the U.S. Is New York City ground zero for the next e-scooter invasion?

by |October 26, 2018

Alum Launches First-Ever Shared Electric Mopeds in New York City

With his passion for energy and sustainability, Frank Reig, an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum, is working to make urban transit “fast, affordable and way more fun.”

by |August 20, 2018

Regulating the Sharing Economy: Uber and Airbnb

In regulating the sharing economy, remember that sharing is an asset for the sustainable city.

by |July 30, 2018
bike share program

The Sharing Economy is Transforming Sustainability

During a talk on Wednesday, panelists discussed the benefits and challenges of this emerging industry.

by |October 26, 2017
uber and the sharing economy

Urban Sustainability and the Sharing Economy

A growing aspect of sustainable urban living is the “sharing economy.” Sharing has always been a part of urban life; we have long shared books in public libraries, nature in parks, and seats on the stoops of row houses. But in the past few years, cities have seen a significant revival and acceleration in sharing activity and innovation.

by |October 10, 2016