Articles on sharing economy

Local policy and regulation of services and infrastructures struggle to cope with new technologies that change the way people take decisions about basic needs linked to mobility, communication, accommodation, leisure, food, and rental. Thanks to apps for smartphones, the framework for the demand/supply has dramatically changed.

Franco Becchis su "Hotel California: la sfida già vinta di Airbnb" 20.05.16

Airbnb, app per chi offre e domanda camere e appartamenti in affitto, penetra nel mercato degli alberghi, con conseguenze su prezzi, qualità e controlli. Opporsi come fanno i tassisti con Uber è una battaglia di retroguardia. L’unica risposta è accompagnare il cambiamento con una buona regolazione. L'articolo, pubblicato su, è visualizzabile qui.

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Palermo | 25/27-05-2016 VII Workshop Nazionale Azienda Pubblica

The Turin School of Local Regulation participates to the 7th National Workshop of the journal "Azienda Pubblica".  During the workshop Franco Becchis, Scientific Director of the TSLR, will  presents ome notes from the forthcoming handbook “The Political Economy of Local Regulation” published by Palgrave Macmillan. His speech will focus on Institutions, Culture and Local Regulation.

Handbook: The Political Economy of Local Regulation

The Political Economy of Local Regulation

Theoretical Frameworks and International Case Studies

Edited by Franco Becchis, Alberto Asquer and Daniele Russolillo

About the book

Turin | Regulating Smart Cities: Infrastructures, Sharing and Financing

WHAT: Smart cities can be seen as platforms where major building blocks  such as energy&transport networks, ICT networks and services, active citizenship, existing infrastructure/institutions, city planning and law enforcement might be glued together into a system that is able to respond dynamically to a new set of bottom-up user-driven information.

Press kit

The International Summer School on regulation of local public services, is organized within the Turin School of Regulation, an initiative of Fondazione per l'Ambiente. The Summer School is at its 22nd Edition and since 2009 has become international. The Turin School of local Regulation is under the patronage of the Municipality of Torino, Province of Torino, Polytechnic of Torino and University of Torino.