Disruptive urbanism is a new movement underpinned by the emergence of the "sharing economy" and "disruptive technologies". Their emergence have profound yet largely unexamined implications for cities and urban policy.
Advocates of this movement claim that they can solve problems such as urban congestion and unaffordable housing by unleashing spare capacity within existing homes, offices, and transport systems through services such as Airbnb, Shardesk.net and Uber. However, research on these practices and the ways in which urban policy makers might respond remains very limited.
This public event presented new research on ride-sharing, shared work spaces and online home-sharing to examine how different forms and modes of the “sharing economy” are manifesting in cities and regions, and their implications for urban living.
View the event poster (pdf, 225KB).
Australia’s cities have shifted from centres of manufacturing and industry to the drivers of a globalised economy fueled by knowledge, creativity and innovation
This forum explores how two nations with shared traditions but very different systems of urban governance and planning mediate the supply of new housing, and the roles played by government, planning authorities, developers, property owners and the public in this process.