Call for Abstracts for Special Session at #SOAC2019
“Short Term Rentals in Australia”
[Academic Session]
Short-term housing rentals are a salient topic in Australian cities. Platforms such as Airbnb and Homeaway have created new marketplaces for both tenants and landlords, allowing for ‘short-term’ leases ranging from days to months. This has reoriented the urban accommodation landscape in numerous ways, and has reshaped the way urban space is inhabited, allowing visitors to experience place ‘like a local’ but at the same time causing frustration in communities driven by increased traffic, rising rents, and the conversion of entire buildings into ‘short-term hotels’. This session is dedicated to exploring the topic of short-term rentals in detail from a broad range of perspectives. Papers can be theoretical, empirical, or methodological in their orientation, and unconventional perspectives are welcome. 
Topics of Interest:
Housing; Gentrification; Tourism; Short Term Rentals; Airbnb







































Assoc. Prof. Paul J. Maginn

Programme Co-ordinator (Urban/Regional Planning)

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment


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