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The #ShapringCities Symposium can be of interest for researchers in the fields of urban studies, urban planning and design, service design, sociology, geography, anthropology, innovation studies, and related.

Key questions to be discussed include:

/ How is ‘sharing’ shaping cities? Does it represent a paradigm shift with tangible and physical reverberation on urban form? How are shared mobility, work, inhabiting, energy and food provision reconfiguring urban and social fabric?

/ Are new lifestyles and practices related to sharing changing the use and design of spaces? To what extent sharing is triggering a production and consumption paradigm shift to be reflected in urban arrangements and infrastructures?

/ Does sharing increase the intensity of use of space and assets or rather increases them to meet expectations of convenience for urban lifestyles?

/ To what extent are these phenomena fostering more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable practices and cities?

/ How can policy makers and municipalities interact with these bottom-up and phenomena and grassroots innovation to create more sustainable cities?

Sharing cities – Shaping cities A research symposium

Sharing economy and collaborative consumption are attracting much interest for their business, legal and civic implications. Underexplored is instead the consequences of the spreading on sharing-based practices in the urban environmental and daily dynamics.

The “Sharing Cities – Shaping Cities (Shapring Cities)” symposium aims at addressing if and how is sharing shaping cities, the way spaces are designed and lived if social interactions are escalated, the way habits and routines take place in the post-individualist society.