"Airbnb and the rent gap" paper shortlisted for planning award

I’m pleased to announce that my paper with Alexander Weisler, Airbnb and the rent gap: Gentrification through the sharing economy, was one of five finalists for the 2019 AESOP Best Published Paper Award. This award is given annually by the Association of European Schools of Planning, and this year it was given to Agger, A. & Sørensen, E. (2018). Managing collaborative innovation in public bureaucracies. Planning Theory 17(1) 53- 73. Complete details about the award and the other shortlisted papers are available on AESOP’s website.

Our paper has been made open access by Environment and Planning A, so it is currently freely available for reading and downloading at the journal’s website. And in fact, the paper is currently the journal’s second most widely read, and is nipping at the heels of number one!

David Wachsmuth
Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance

My research interests include urban governance, local sustainability, and the impact of short-term rentals on housing markets.