Designing for Trust Initiative

How is trust driving the sharing economy in cities?

The rise of the sharing economy has changed the way that urbanites consume products and use services. It has proven to be a force that bridges public and private interests – it is, at once, social and commercial, formal and informal – and its ubiquity has prompted a global, cross-sectoral evaluation of how it has been so successful and why it may need to be better regulated.

In 2019, NewCities launched a research initiative Designing for Trust: Security, Privacy and Collaborative Consumption to examine trust as an unexplored pillar of the sharing economy and its impact on behavioral patterns in cities.

What is the Sharing Economy? Why is Trust important? How does it impact cities?

City governments can tailor their approach to the sharing economy. Read on to find out how and explore our findings.

 

 


 

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