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    Airbnb: From a Housing Problem to Solution

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    Karl Fitzgerald will present on the details in the report 'Airbnb: From housing problem to solution'. This is world first research, with a cap ‘n trade system proposed to cap airbnbs, reduce their number, auction off operational licences and channel the funding towards affordable housing (Community Land Trusts). It's been interesting to see that some Airbnb entrepreneurs like this system. Could they find a way to rekindle their social licence? Join us for what could be either a love in or a heated discussion! Along the way we will discuss how we ranked the 13 tourism towns according to the impact of short term rentals on their community. 

    Professor Peter Phibbs will provide a national policy overview. Councillors in the hotspots analysed have been invited to attend and discuss the impact of STRs on their people, with further discussion on the cap n trade system to follow.

    We support Community Land Trusts because they can both lock in perpetual affordability whilst enabling scalability. For that reason we say they are the gold standard in shared equity. Read more on them here.  

    Due to the coverage on ABC News, and with Ch9 News about to release a high impact piece too, we decided to delay the event a week. Apologies for any inconvenience, it will be recorded. 

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