“Governance models for sharing cities: Seoul and Milan” is a paper written by Monica Bernardi and Davide Diamantini, urban sociologists and social researchers at the Milano-Bicocca University. This article was first discussed at the 1st IASC Thematic Conference: The city as a commons, which was held in Bologna on 6-7 November 2015 and had the aim to summarize and advance the theoretical and experimental knowledge on collaborative city governance. 

The authors, after a brief introduction of the concept of sharing economy, proceed to analyze the role of the Public Administration in this emerging kind of public governance. This subject is develop by a comparison between the two case studies of Milan and Seoul, whose developments, despite following two different approaches to collaborative governance (bottom-up in Milan and top-down in Seoul), have many shared characteristics. This comparison, which rests on the analysis of the Public Administration’s policy strategy by the recall of specific policies, programs and initiatives, has its ultimate purpose on highlighting some peculiarities that have constituted the background and the basis to the development of a collaborative governance in these two cities. At a later time, these peculiarities could be gathered together in order to elaborate a collaborative governance development model that could be implemented by other cities worldwide, thus spreading collaborative practices in different urban contexts.

If you are interested in this subject, please explore the full paper here.