I værste fald kan Airbnb gøre folk hjemløse
Anders Lund Hansen
Summary, in English
In 2015 the Airbnb headquarters in San Francisco were occupied by housing activists who protested against the city's increasing housing prises. They pointed out how Airbnb's short-term rentals in the city lead to gentrification and to local residents being displaced from their homes. As a result, many people become homeless and can not return to the city again. Airbnb is no longer the sharing-economic success story it appeared to be. Is the sharing economy, in fact, as some activists' banners stated a 'taking economy'; Is Airbnb about sharing or commodification? In this article we discuss the consequences of Airbnb in Barcelona and Copenhagen. We hope to raise awareness about the flipside of Airbnb and thus contribute to an informed debate about regulation of short and long-term subletting.