Guest Lecture on Airbnb and Planning

On 6 May, I give a guest lecture in the Urban Strategic Planning undergraduate course at Macquarie University. This course focuses on urban strategic planning at the regional and local government level in the Australian context. It addresses issues covered in urban strategic plans and my talk brought to light the planning and regulatory concerns that short-term rental platform Airbnb has raised in the face of its global expansion.

Entitled “Tourism, the sharing economy, and planning” the presentation focused on key challenges cities face when dealing with dealing with Airbnb and the different regulatory approaches that have been taken. Many thanks to my colleague Linda Kelly at the Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University for inviting me!