Collaborative economy platforms that facilitate the sharing of goods, skills and spaces, are frequently linked with the rise of urban commoning, a form of city governance that calls for more participatory citizenship and peer-to-peer production.

This article by Guido Smorto examines the regulatory underpinnings needed to support an urban commons via the sharing economy. Smorto also dissects the multifaceted and sometimes conflicting effects of peer-to-peer economic activities and how these help and hinder genuine sharing and cooperation in cities.