Amsterdam Sharing City is founded by Pieter van de Glind and Harmen van Sprang in 2013. Pieter and Harmen are also co-founders of shareNL, the Dutch collaborative economy agency.
The purpose of Amsterdam Sharing City is to utilize as a city the opportunities the sharing economy offers in the areas of sustainability, social cohesion and economy. And secondly to formulate answers to the challenges this rapidly growing phenomenon entails.
- founders: Pieter van de Glind & Harmen van Sprang (shareNL)
- act local, start nearby (both living and working in Amsterdam)
- enormous willingness to share: 84% of Amsterdam citizens
- Seoul already a Sharing City; why not a European Sharing City?
- position paper (in collaboration with Amsterdam Economic Board)
- network of ambassadors throughout the city
- City of Amsterdam on board (first Sustainability; then CTO Office)
- launch February 2015 / presentations + press
- playground: starting up and accompanying pilot projects
- soon: national Sharing City Platform
- soon: Global Sharing City Council
- digital infrastructure: more than 90% citizens online access
- willingness to share: 84% citizens want to participate
- startup ecosystem: promising startups + support (local) government
- innovative corporates: more and more tap in
- DNA: entrepreneurial spirit + creativity + collaborative + free thinkers
- ambition: sustainable + smart + circular + innovative + sharing
- compact & connected city
- forerunner: regulation airbnb + pilot carsharing + green deal
- knowledge & network: shareNL + friends