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Friday, April 6 • 9:40am - 11:05am
FR9.40.20 The Platform Economy and the City I

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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


Is Uber a Complement or Substitute with Public Transit 
Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto


Why do Cities Partner with Uber? Understanding Reasons and Model 
Zachary Spicer, University of Toronto; Austin Zwick, University of Toronto


Occupational Safety and the City: Deregulation in Toronto’s Taxi Sector 
Emily Reid Musson, University of Waterloo; E. MacEachen, University of Waterloo; S.B. Meyer, University of Waterloo; S. S. Varatharajan, University of Waterloo; E. Bartel, University of Waterloo; A. Kosny, Institute for Work & Health


Ridehailing & World Cities: Role and Prospects for Canadian Cities 
Shauna Brail, University of Toronto



Friday April 6, 2018 9:40am - 11:05am
Chestnut East (Mezzanine Floor)