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Friday, April 6 • 11:10am - 12:35pm
FR11.10.20 The Platform Economy and the City II

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The Platform Economy is changing the way cities live, work, and are governed. Though the benefits to consumers is self-apparent, the externalities often are not. Papers in this panel explores the urban impacts - both good and bad - that internet-platform companies like Uber, AirBnB, and TaskRabbit bring, and then make recommendations on how to best integrate/regulate this new industry into municipalities.


Moderator: Austin Zwick, University of Toronto 


The Urban Geography of Short-Term Rentals 
David Wachsmuth, McGill University


Subsidized Homeownership: Deepening Urban Inequality through Airbnb 
Pablo Mendez, Carleton University


Trustless Systems and the Future of Economic Value: Emerging Issues and Implications 
Will Seaward, University of Waterloo


Disrupting Stuff: Material Flows in the Platform City Clarence 
Woudsma, University of Waterloo


The Platform Economy and Levels of Sociotechnical Organization
Jon Woodside, University of Waterloo


Friday April 6, 2018 11:10am - 12:35pm
Pine West (Mezzanine Floor)