Last week, I was invited to Berlin to meet with a research team from TU Darmstadt and TU Berlin that works on the impact of urban tourism on housing quality in four neighborhoods in Berlin. The team consists of Prof. Sybille Frank, Prof. Kristin Wellner, Dipl-Soz. Anna Raschke, Dipl. Volkswirt Claus Müller and Stefan Brandt, MA. … Continue reading Research exchange: Airbnb in European cities.
I've contributed to a short text entitled "Tourism in the digital city: The business behind Airbnb". It is about how Airbnb is increasingly becoming a lucrative investment and a new means for investors to extract profit from tourism. The text was co-authored with Roman Seidl and Leonhard Plank and draws on our recent research on Airbnb … Continue reading New publication: Tourism in the digital city. The business behind Airbnb.
I had the pleasure to contribute to an inspiring book discussion on tourism & gentrification organized by Yuri Kazepov, Yvonne Franz and Roberta Cucca at the University of Vienna yesterday. The book we discussed, together with the editors Maria Gravari-Barbas and Sandra Guinand, was "Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises". After an introduction of the … Continue reading Reflections on tourism & gentrification.