Emma Clarence is a freelance consultant. Her previous employment at both the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Nesta (a UK innovation charity) has provided Emma with an indepth knowledge of local economic development, with a particular focus on job creation. social inclusion and social innovation. Her current areas of work include the sharing economy and its impact on cities. Her activites with Urbact include: Cities of Tomorrow – Action Today. URBACT II Capitalisation. Supporting urban youth through social innovation: stronger together (2012/2013), the Urbact Summer University in Dublin (2013), and Urbact's forthcoming report on New urban economies.