Updated: Media coverage of Airbnb research

About time I updated the list of the media coverage of my Airbnb research that was prompted by my blog post of June 20, 2015: Airbnb listings in Vancouver: How many? What type? Where?

There are nearly 60 items in this list, most of which involved actual interviews and include quotes from me. In a few cases the items below have only references or links, not quotes. I lost track of the dates of a couple other radio interviews, unfortunately.

Below the list, I’ve also linked some mentions in blogs (not strictly news media) and local government or nonprofit reports, as well as a few public speaking items.

Homestretch of the thesis-writing now, fingers crossed.

Date Item
June 23, 2015 Councillors ask if 3,500 Airbnb listings are eating into Vancouver’s supply of rental housing in The Georgia Straight, by Travis Lupick.
June 23, 2015 Does Airbnb hurt Vancouver’s rental stock? SFU student mines data in Metro Vancouver, by Emily Jackson. (front page in print, June 24)
June 24, 2015 Increasing use of AirBnB may be cutting into Vancouver’s rental stock, Global News, Nadia Stewart, Justin McElroy
June 24, 2015 Is Airbnb eroding Vancouver’s rental market? at 8:20 p.m. on Global BC1.
June 24, 2015 CBC Radio Victoria, On the Island at 7:15 a.m.
June 26, 2015 Is Airbnb inflating Vancouver’s housing crisis? In The Globe and Mail, by Kerry Gold
July 3, 2015 World Cup 2015: Vancouver hotels are charging anything they want and there’s barely an Airbnb bed left in the city in The Georgia Straight, by Travis Lupick
July 3, 2015 KRPI Radio live with Jasbir Romana at 10:40 a.m.
July 9, 2015 Vancouver keeps an eye on Airbnb as company snaps up rental properties in The Vancouver Sun by Joanne Lee-Young. (A5 in print)
July 12, 2015 The Jill Bennett Show on CKNW. Live at 7:50 a.m.
July 12, 2015 Vancouver eyeballs Airbnb as rental properties snapped up in the Victoria Times-Colonist, revised version of Joanne Lee-Young’s Vancouver Sun story
July 16, 2015, Strata councils aim to contain short-term rental services like Airbnb, in The Vancouver Sun, by Joanne Lee-Young. (background)
July 16, 2015 The Simi Sara Show on CKNW, with guest host Michael Smyth. Live at 12:35 p.m.
July 25, 2015 Does Airbnb make it harder to find an apartment? On Day 6 on CBC Radio (national), by producer Acey Rowe
September 1, 2015 Tourism Vancouver pushing to extend hotel tax to Airbnb on CTV News by Jon Woodward
September 2, 2015 Tourism Vancouver considering extending hotel tax to Airbnb suitesin The Globe and Mail, by Sunny Dhillon
November 25, 2015 ‘This is not what the city’s housing is meant for’: Airbnb and Vancouver’s rental housing crisis in The Province, by Wendy McLellan
November 27, 2015 Not a business model our industry is embracing: Airbnbs crunch on Vancouver rental housing drawing calls for government regulation in The Province by Wendy McLellan
December 9, 2015 Airbnb could be taking 2,400 units out of Vancouver housing stock, study finds in The Georgia Straight, by Travis Lupick
December 11, 2015 Airbnb rentals growing in Vancouver, study reveals in Metro Vancouver, by Emily Jackson
December 2, 2015 Thousands of Vancouverites to sublet apartments over Christmas period in Vancouver Magazine
December 14, 2015 Airbnb and short-term rentals in Vancouver on the rise on Global by Tanja Beja
December 14, 2015 Guest on BC Almanac on CBC Radio BC. I was the only guest on this hour-long call-in program.
December 15, 2015 Is Airbnb taking too many homes off the rental market? on News1130
February 12, 2016 Regulate Uber, not Airbnb: survey on Global News, by Nadia Stewart
February 26, 2016 Is Airbnb butchering Vancouver’s rental market? in Vancouver Magazine by Jenni Elliott
March 2, 2016 Vancouver Airbnb listings increase as rental vacancies fall below 1 per cent on The Current, National CBBC Radio
March 9, 2016 Airbnb wreaks havoc on Vancouver rental scene in The Vancouver Courier, by Allen Garr
March 15, 2016 Airbnb puts squeeze on renters, affordable housing, environment in The Vancouver Courier, by Allen Garr
March 25, 2016 Airbnb’s popularity has North American cities on edgeIn The Vancouver Sun, by Bethany Lindsay
March 29, 2016 Airbnb’s popularity takes Vancouver by surprisein the Victoria Times Colonist, by Bethany Lindsay
March 30, 2016 Vancouver to investigate Airbnb’s impact on rental housing in Metro Vancouver, by Emily Jackson
March 30, 2016 Vancouver urged to clamp down on Airbnb as low-cost housing dwindles in The Globe and Mail, by Frances Bula
March 30, 2016 Airbnb private rooms not a threat to Vancouver housing market, say hosts in The Thunderbird, by Eva Uguen-Csenge
April 2016 Reno-viction, 11-minute Capilano film student documentary by Jonathan McLean
April 4, 2016 Rental housing is for residents, says Vancouver councillor eyeing Airbnb rules CTV News online, by Laura Kane (CP)
April 4, 2016 News 1130, radio news interview with Simon Druker
April 5, 2016 B.C. politicians dealing with competing interests in Airbnb debate in The Globe and Mail, by Frances Bula
April 5, 2016 Global BC1 Morning News (live) with Sonia Sunger
April 5, 2016 The Lynda Steele Show, CKNW at 4:45 p.m.
April 5, 2016 On the Coast, CBC Radio at 5:15 p.m.
April 6, 2016 How many Tri-City residents are on Airbnb? In The Tricity News, by Gary McKenna
April 11, 2016 City of Vancouver wades into heated short-term rental debate in The Vancouver Courier, by James Smith
April 20, 2016 Airbnb shows an easy fix for problematic listings, but will it use it in Vancouver? in The Georgia Straight, by Travis Lupick
May 10, 2016 Stressed Cities Try to Rein in Accommodation ‘Sharing’ Sites Like Airbnb in The Tyee, by Alexander Villegas
June 1, 2016 Is the City of Vancouver about to crack down on Airbnb?, in Vancouver Magazine by Max Fawcett
June 6, 2016 Vancouver’s top Airbnb earners are commercial hosts, by Frances Bula in The Globe and Mail
June 7, 2016 Latest study of Airbnb listings for Vancouver finds majority are operating as commercial businesses, by Travis Lupick in The Georgia Straight

Research cited in blogs and publications (aside from news media)

Other public speaking

  • November 25, 2015: Presentation at the Pacific Housing Research Network Symposium, Housing Justice Panel (BC Nonprofit Housing Association Conference)
  • May 10, 2016 Tofino Town Hall on short-term rentals
  • May 11, 2016 Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce stakeholder meeting
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