Debate over the impact of Airbnb in Hobart to be debated at a public forum

On Thursday June 22 the Institute for the Study of Social Change and the Mercury newspaper will host a public forum on the rise of Airbnb in Hobart and the impact on rental housing availability, neighbourhoods and the economy.

Sharing Hobart: Managing the rise of Airbnb is a free event at the Stanley Burbury Theatre from 6pm and everyone is welcome. Register online via our events page.

Chaired by institute director Professor Richard Eccleston, the discussion panel will include key academics Professor Peter Phibbs from the University of Sydney and Dr Anne Hardy from the University of Tasmania, as well as industry stakeholders including Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania chief Luke Martin and Airbnb public affairs associate Huw Phillips.

To prepare for the event, the institute has created a background briefing paper exploring some of the issues most pressing in Tasmania regarding the ‘sharing economy’ as well as some examples of how different cities around the world are responding to this evolving issue.

View the Airbnb background paper (PDF 349KB).

We hope to see you on the night!

Background briefing document on the impacts of the rise of Airbnb and the 'sharing economy' on Hobart



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