The event was attended by nearly 50 delegates, including researchers and PhD candidates, practitioners, Milan municipality officers.
Out of nearly 70 proposals submitted to the call, 13 contributions were selected to be presented by scholars and practitioners coming from 3 continents, who discussed about how sharing economy is shaping cities.
The main themes and outcomes of the event are briefly summarised in this document and implemented versions may be shared in the near future.
Citizens’ sharing practice and data
Sharing in urban context redefines territories and reshape their syntax. Citizens make use of the city and the assets by drawing on local knowledge, carrying on daily dynamics, uptaking socio- technical innovations to accomplish their routines. This determines how cities are made.
These dynamics are reflected by data emerging from the engaged digital and online services. The presenters of citizens sharing panel reported their studies on how data sharing reveal or may reveal such novel urban forms, with the audience questioning if the same may predict patterns.
Jesús López Baeza draws on social media (esp. Foursquare) to map activity patterns in several cities and thus defining social spatial information (and their variation in time) through data.
The research group develop a metamorphology approach to define the awareness of city life through sense. The study reveals how social activities do not match with conventional spatial syntax, thus informing urban planners.