Mapping Sharing Economy Opportunities

The sharing economy is a geo-locational one, often dependent upon digital mapping tools to identify the location of goods and the suppliers of services. And yet, relatively little work has been done to map the sharing economy itself and to understand why it happens in greater density or at greater frequency in some locations rather than others. This project intends to map sharing economy opportunities in both an urban and rural context, identifying where sharing economy services have the greatest likelihood of success, what conditions are necessary to support it at a local level, and how this economic activity can benefit people who now rarely participate in it. The research team will focus the work in two areas – urban and inner-ring suburban communities in Hennepin County and small cities in S.E. Minnesota that have largely not benefited from the sharing economy.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $25000
  • Contract Numbers:

    CTS #2018078

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Studies

    University of Minnesota
    500 Washington Avenue SE, TSB 200
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55118
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota

    Minnesota Design Center
    89 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fisher, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20180601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01675040
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Contract Numbers: CTS #2018078
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 16 2018 2:02PM