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3:59pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Technically illegal: How thousands of property owners and renters are breaking the law

A demonstrator protests the short-term rentals of apartments in a building where residents have been evicted.
David Zlutnick

Activists gathered in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, last month, to call attention to part of the city’s housing crisis. They got together around a three-unit apartment building where flats are rented out to vacationers through an online broker. The protesters plastered the building with green stickers that said the tourist rentals there are illegal.

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11:44pm

Sun August 3, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: How would you define the sharing economy today?

On the August 4th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the transformation of the sharable economy with the explosion of for-profit companies like Airbnb, Lyft, and Task Rabbit? Big investors and venture capitalists are backing these companies. Who’s investing? What is the original mission of the sharing economy and how has it changed? What should a sharing economy look like? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

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4:06pm

Fri April 4, 2014

5:45pm

Mon March 24, 2014
Airbnb

The New Gold Rush: How tourist rentals are affecting San Francisco’s housing market

Can this property be legally rented to tourists?
Ben Trefny

The sharing economy in San Francisco is humming. Companies like Airbnb have figured out how to make a lot of money by using existing housing stock to meet consumer demand, which in Airbnb’s case is coming from tourists. Fast Company magazine declared AirBnB will soon become “the world’s largest hotel chain – without owning a single hotel.”

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1:25pm

Tue May 8, 2012
City Visions: May 14, 2012

Traveling off the Beaten Track

photo courtesy of Global Exchange

Bay Area companies and organizations are using the web and social media to redefine what it means to be a tourist and help people create authentic travel experiences that build cultural understanding. 

City Visions host Lauren Meltzer, along with guests from Couchsurfing.orgGlobal Exchangegogobot and Airbnb had a lively conversation about the impact of the web on how, why and where we travel.

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