Affordable, quality housing is a foundational requirement for a healthy, cohesive society, and the economic fortunes of a city. Yet in many of the world’s cities, housing affordability is slipping further out of reach of the average citizen. At the same time, a lot of cities have a number of dwellings that lie vacant, while people remain on waiting lists for public housing, are thrown into competition in tight rental markets, or become homeless. Policy responses in such a complex area as housing need to be both well thought out and applied. This room showcases research, case studies and policies to inform how the sharing economy plays a role in this matter.
In this room we’ll present case studies of sharing start-ups, platforms, projects and best practices of city governments around the world trying to ensure affordable, secure and/or quality housing for everyone.