Short-term rentals (STRs) like Airbnb are part of a suite of technologies of platform capitalism that are transforming cities across the globe. This panel opens a dialogue between academics and activists on the STR phenomenon and its effects on urban housing, travel, and social life. Panelists will address: the relationships between STRs, housing speculation, and gentrification processes; comparative perspectives on STR impacts; alternative forms of space-sharing and commoning; and prospects for and models of STR regulation. Our goal is to provoke a lively conversation between practitioners and researchers on strategies for reclaiming urban space as a commons, and to promote further collaboration and public engagement.
|Introduction||John Stehlin University of California, Berkeley||5|
|Panelist||Breonne DeDecker JPNSI||20|
|Panelist||Nancy Holman London School of Economics||20|
|Panelist||Roy Samaan Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy||20|
|Discussant||David Wachsmuth McGill University||15|
To access contact information login