Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fordham Urban Law Center's Sharing Economy | Sharing City Conference - April 24

On Friday, April 24, Fordham's Urban Law Center will host Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy, a day-long conference on a number of sharing economy issues.  I believe it is the first legal academic conference solely dedicated to the sharing economy; I wouldn't be surprised if what emerges from the conference helps to guide future legal scholarship in the area.  If you are in NYC this Friday, check it out.  Here is the conference blurb:

Trends in the sharing economy have spurred complex legal and regulatory issues that have moved to the center of urban policy debates, from Berlin to Seoul to New York City. As web-based, peer-to-peer companies challenge traditional regulatory paradigms, state and local governments are trying to respond creatively to rapidly changing digital and economic landscapes.     

This conference will explore the relationship between the sharing (or “peer-to-peer”) economy and economic and community development, consumption, ownership, mobility, and a shifting urban workforce. It will investigate diverse approaches to legal and regulatory issues facing city governments, entrepreneurs, workers, consumers, and residents in today’s dynamic technological and built environments. The goal of the event is to advance new possibilities for problem solving in this transforming area of urban law and entrepreneurship.   

Registration is here.  

Download Fordham ULC Sharing Economy Sharing City Conference Agenda

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