Disruptive Urbanism examines how different forms and modes of the so called "sharing economy" are manifesting in cities and regions throughout the world, and how policy makers are responding to these disruptions.
The emergence of the so called "sharing economy" and the "disruptive technologies" have profound implications for urban policy and governance. Initial expectations that "sharing" of homes, offices or vehicles could solve urban problems such as congestion or housing affordability have given way to concerns over job precarity, neighbourhood transformation, and the growing power of platforms in disrupting urban governance and regulation. Contributors to this volume canvas these issues, examining how the "sharing economy" is manifesting in urban areas, the implications of this for urban living, and how policy makers are responding to these changes. Implications for urban research, policy, and practice are highlighted through chapters which address forms of urban "sharing" across housing, transport, work, and food and wider processes of globalisation and neoliberalism as they disrupt cities and urban policy making.
Disruptive Urbanism will be of great interest to scholars of urban planning, urban governance, the sharing economy, and housing studies. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of Urban Policy and Research.
Disruptive Urbanism? Implications of the ‘Sharing Economy’ for Cities, Regions, and Urban Policy
Paul J. Maginn, Paul Burton and Crystal Legacy
1. Urban Planning in the Age of Airbnb: Coase, Property Rights, and Spatial Regulation
Nicole Gurran, Glen Searle and Peter Phibbs
2. “I Don’t Think My Landlord Will Find Out:” Airbnb and the Challenges of Enforcement
Rebecca Leshinsky and Laura Schatz
3. Is Airbnb a Sharing Economy Superstar? Evidence from Five Global Cities
Laura Crommelin, Laurence Troy, Chris Martin and Chris Pettit
4. Towards Understanding the Socio-Economic Patterns of Sharing Economy in Australia: An Investigation of Airbnb Listings in Sydney and Melbourne Metropolitan Regions
Tooran Alizadeh, Reza Farid and Somwrita Sarkar
5. Commercial Car Sharing, Complaints and Coping: Does Sharing Need Willingness?
Jennifer L. Kent and Robyn Dowling
6. Connective Consumptions: Mapping Melbourne’s Food Sharing Ecosystem
Ferne Edwards and Anna R. Davies
7. The Rise of Shared Work Spaces: A Disruption to Urban Planning Policy?
Courtney Babb, Carey Curtis and Sam McLeod
8. Sharing Cities for Urban Transformation: Narrative, Policy and Practice