The city of Gothenburg's Smart Map platform shows residents where they can find things to hire, borrow, share or swap while simultaneously helping to reduce consumption based emissions and create services for the sharing economy.
This project was awarded the 'EUROCITIES Awards' in 2017 in the following category: Participation.
- Open to everyone, or limited to a particular block or group of residents
- Items and services are provided free of charge or at cost
- The existence of a local community
- Facilitates urban commons and access rather than ownership
- Promotes hiring, sharing, exchanging, borrowing and giving, rather than buying and selling
- Promotes exchange between private individuals
- Small scale
The arrangement between the city of Gothenburg and KEG was formalised in 2016 with the signing of a joint partnership, this enabled the consumer and citizens service to seek €10,000 of public funding for the Smart Map project.
Smart Map has been created as part of an innovative civil-public partnership between the association Collaborative Economy Gothenburg and the City of Gothenburg, Consumer and Citizen Services Administration.
Cities in action - Gothenburg’s smart map, Smart map makes it easy for residents to share rather than own - Eurocities, November 2017: http://www.eurocities.eu/eurocities/documents/Cities-in-action-Gothenburg-s-Smart-map-WSPO-AVBEMQ