At many popular destinations, residents are protesting against crowding, rowdy visitors and low wages. With some research, travelers can use their visits to enrich host areas instead of harming them.
In cities dominated by globalised market forces, how can we achieve social equity and justice? For any sharing economy idea, we need to ask what will it do to fix the big problems confronting us all.
Millions of Americans rely on public transit to get to school, work or stores, but many can't get the service they need. 'Uberizing' transit by offering more options on demand could fill the gaps.
Rules are made to be broken. Innovation stalls when you don't follow that simple maxim.
Political and community leaders must act now to preserve the American middle class and adapt the US economy for the 21st century.
The online game of geocaching shows there are ways to create value online that are not purely financial.
It is important to take serious the increasing risk of those who work but remain in poverty. When the population feels that it is losing even if it respects the rules of the game, populism increases.
Cab drivers have long discriminated against African-Americans and other minority groups. New research suggests ride-hailing apps haven't solved the problem.
Research into platforms like Uber and ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar show high levels of trust thanks to clever design.
If you think the internet has changed your life, brace yourself for the next digital innovation that's set to transform our world.
While some forms of co-living seek to match modern lifestyles and a desire to downsize, other profit-driven models simply exploit a lack of affordable housing alternatives.
Airbnb may have faced eviction in New York, but it has a great relationship with the authorities in most other cities around the world.
The gig economy is driving a resurgence in co-operatives.
If the sharing economy is here to stay, planners and designers must respond with imagination to spread the positive effects of the tourism economy for the benefit of residents as well as tourists.
Uber's introduction of driverless cars is a big change for the company but the changes it has brought to the world of work are here to stay.
Many developing economies have already embraced the sharing economy, now they have a platform to get more out of it.
The deal, in which drivers won't pursue their claim to be employees in exchange for the cash and other changes, raises more questions than it answers.
Science and technology research has become so complicated and expensive that a gap has grown between the experiments scientists would like to do and what they have the means to do.
Financial services are being digitally disrupted, but the idea of a financial "sharing" economy replacing traditional banking ignores reality.
Moves to legalise Uber and Airbnb are paving the way for better protection of all parties involved.