Sharing Economy

Michelle Cohen discusses whether or not companies like Airbnb, which provide platforms for room and house-sharing aimed at travelers, impact a city's affordable housing market.
Nov 14, 2014   6ftsq
Christopher Swope writes of the emergence of the word "trust" in the buzzy lexicon of urbanism.
Oct 8, 2014   Citiscope
Evgeny Morozov, a researcher on the political and social implications of technology, critiques the less-hyped implications of the emerging sharing economy.
Oct 4, 2014   The Guardian
Julian Agyeman and Duncan McLaren make the case that the only smart city is a shareable city.
Sep 30, 2014   Zocalo Public Square
The National League of Cities has created the Sharing Economy Advisory Network to develop best practices for cities in developing regulations while also allowing sharing economy businesses to expand and operate.
Sep 9, 2014   Urbanful
Gabe Klein discusses some of the merits and challenges of forging private-public partnerships between disruptive companies and government entities.
Sep 4, 2014   Urban Land Magazine
Abigail Zenner writes of the need to find new nomenclature, instead of "sharing," for transportation network companies like Uber, or sharing economy darlings like Airbnb.
Jul 21, 2014   Greater Greater Washington
The San Francisco Chronicle published a sweeping portrait of Airbnb's operations within the city of San Francisco—from previously unreleased data to personal stories of renters.
Jun 20, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance to regulate companies like Uber and Lyft, but taxi cab companies and their political supporters believe the policy set by the Emanuel Administration doesn't go far enough.
May 29, 2014   Chicago Tribune
Ivan Moreno reports for the Associated Press on the Colorado Legislature's approval of a bill to regulate transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar.
May 21, 2014   AP via Denver Post
The MonkeyParking app works similarly to sharing economy stars Airbnb or Uber, except for sale is an inside line on parking spaces. That means that private users would be auctioning the use of public space. That can't be legal, can it?
May 7, 2014   Uptown Almanac