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Sharing Economy

May 28, 2019, 5am PDT
A feature article in Marketwatch describes a future for retirement communities that look more like WeWork than the golf course-adjacent exurban communities of the 20th century.
Marketwatch
May 8, 2019, 12pm PDT
Uber is expected to be valued at $91 billion for an Initial Public Offering this spring. Initial investors will get rich. Drivers won't get much.
NPR
April 13, 2019, 5am PDT
More people than ever are traveling, but cities around the world are struggling to keep up. A new declaration aims to balance the benefits and challenges of tourism.
Reuters
November 16, 2018, 1pm PST
During the Sharing Cities Summit 2018, cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid, Montreal, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, and Vienna agreed on a Declaration of Principles and Commitments of the Sharing Cities.
Cities of the Future
May 11, 2018, 6am PDT
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh thinks short-term rental companies like Airbnb are having a negative effect on the city's housing market, and he'll walk a fine line to regulate the industry.
The Boston Globe
March 30, 2018, 11am PDT
Despite the fatal crash in Arizona and growing fears that taxi drivers will lose their livelihood, Juan Galiardo says he is optimistic that the transition to driverless will “ultimately be beneficial.”
Cities of the Future
March 7, 2018, 7am PST
Less "sharing economy" and more normal economy for New York City in New York City, according to the findings of a recent study.
CityLab
February 1, 2018, 11am PST
Ride-hailing service Uber is piloting a new venture in San Francisco alongside dockless bike-sharing startup Jump.
Modern Cities
December 22, 2017, 10am PST
Like many companies in the “sharing economy,” Airbnb prides itself on “disrupting” the traditional marketplace—but at what cost to New York’s affordable housing?
Urban Omnibus
October 1, 2017, 5am PDT
Lyft's Emily Castor Warren situates the company's newest initiatives within the "rapid pace of innovation" occurring in transportation.
The Planning Report
June 30, 2017, 5am PDT
Satirical news site The Onion lambastes (in familiar fashion) the gig economy—i.e., the euphemism applied to the side jobs and revenue sources offered by transportation network companies like Uber and short-term rental companies like Airbnb.
The Onion
March 18, 2017, 9am PDT
What drivers are to rideshare companies, landlords are to Airbnb. In response to complaints, the company is upping outreach to its hosts.
The Mercury News
February 22, 2017, 1pm PST
With experts predicting widespread autonomous vehicle (AV) adoption in the not-too-distant-future, many policymakers, designers, and ordinary citizens are left scratching their heads, uncertain of what to expect and how to prepare.
Doggerel
February 6, 2017, 12pm PST
The nation's capital could join other cities around the country in drastically limiting the use of Airbnb and other short-term rental companies.
WAMU
January 26, 2017, 8am PST
In San Francisco, many who drive for Uber sleep in parking lots and live elsewhere to avoid sky-high rents.
Bloomberg Business
January 12, 2017, 5am PST
Uber is offering a peak at its data in the hopes of contributing to a more informed transportation planning process.
CityLab
December 14, 2016, 7am PST
Uber needs only a few more years to start its driverless mobility services. Meanwhile its million-plus self-employed drivers are providing the company with money, data, and future customers before their jobs get permanently ditched.
Cities of the Future
November 26, 2016, 1pm PST
The frontline of the ongoing battle between Airbnb and government regulators shifts from Albany to New York City.
The Wall Street Journal
October 16, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brookings Institute thinks it has found a way to measure the impact of the expanding 'gig economy'—i.e., freelancing work enabled by online platforms like Airbnb and Uber.
Brookings
October 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Two start-ups promise L.A. drivers on-demand parking and electric vehicle charging.
KPCC