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LU Alumni event: AW with Sharing Cities Sweden

On the 12th of September, the Alumni Network hosted an After Work at Media Evolution City in Malmö where our alumni got to learn more about Sharing Cities Sweden – a national program for the sharing economy in cities. Keynote speakers, Kes McCormik and Oscar Pelin, spoke about how the program works toward the aim to put Sweden on the map as a country that actively and critically works with the sharing economy in cities.

Keynote speakers of the night: Kes McCormik and Oscar Pelin

A part of the program is to develop test-beds for the sharing economy in different parts of Sweden. During the presentation our alumni especially got to learn about Sege Park – a special focus area for the test-bed in Malmö where sharing economy principles are integrated into the design of housing and infrastructure.

The presentations were followed by an interesting discussion about sharing cities and their role in contributing to sustainable development. An example of questions from the audience were how to change human mindset from owning to sharing and what challenges the sharing economy faces. The attendees contributed with wise questions and many  different viewpoints of the topic, which really made the event a great opportunity for both learning and discussion!

Post-presentations mingle! 

Afterwards, attendees got a chance to mingle with each other while enjoying good food and refreshments. Overall, it was a lovely evening and hopefully our attendees learned something new about sharing cities and the future development of the sharing economy. I can safely say that we at the Alumni Network did! 

October 2, 2019

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