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'Inside Airbnb', Data Activism and Urban Displacement in NYC

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Wilkinson Building

148 City Rd

Darlington, NSW

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Murray Cox, data activist and founder of Inside Airbnb, will discuss the origins of the Inside Airbnb project and the current Airbnb data landscape, as well as how the data is been used to reveal Airbnb as a racial gentrification tool in New York City. He also discusses how the data is informing and supporting local grassroots movements around housing affordability, access and displacement and global resistance.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Professor Nicole Gurran (University of Sydney) and Adam Farrar (Shelter NSW), and conclude with Q&A.


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WHEN: Tuesday 27th February

TIME: Join us for complimentary pre-lecture refreshments from 6pm. The talk will commence by 6.30pm.


This is a FREE event, however please RSVP to confirm attendance


Speaker: Murray Cox

Murray Cox is the data activist founder of Inside Airbnb, a mission driven project which provides data on Airbnb's impact on residential communities, and advocates for regulations that protect our neighbourhoods. As community artist and data activist he uses data, media and technology for social change.

Originally from Sydney, Murray moved to New York as a photojournalist to document food justice and then became involved in community work, including anti-gentrification projects in Brooklyn, where he lives. He has spoken at Stanford University about Computer Science for Good; and was a resident activist at the Venice Project Center in Italy focussing on preservation and sustainability.


Background:

The face of Airbnb, New York City

You may also be interested in Urban Housing Lab research and discussion on the implications of Airbnb for urban planning and housing markets:

When tourists move in? How should urban planners respond to Airbnb?

City Road Podcast: ‘Cities and Airbnb’

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