Short term rentals and the housing market – critical housing research

Attention researchers! Contributions to a special issue of Critical Housing Analysis on Short term rentals and the housing market are currently invited, by guest editors Nicole Gurran (University of Sydney) and Declan Redmond (University College Dublin).

Critical Housing Analysis publishes short papers that undergo quick double blind peer review by two members of the editorial Board. Contributions of up to 3,500 words, including a short abstract and references, are welcomed.

The intention of the special issue is to develop critical housing scholarship on the implications of Airbnb style short term rental platforms for local housing markets and communities, within the wider context of residential capitalism and deepening affordability crises affecting cities throughout the world.  

Contributors may explore theoretical perspectives on short term rental platforms in relation to home and neighbourhood; offer empirical data on impacts of short term rental platforms for specific housing markets and or residential communities; or examine regulatory implications and responses in relation to residential development and tenancy law / enforcement. Contributions which consider the political debates / dimensions of regulatory arbitrage surrounding short term rentals or explore the potential for community based / cooperative forms of residential tourism which offer income generating opportunities for local residents and their neighbourhoods are also welcome.

Contributions may focus on a specific city/country or be comparative in scope. However, papers should not be simply descriptive. All contributions should have potentially wider policy implications so conclusions or lessons learned should be relevant for a broad group of readers from different countries.

Critical Housing Analysis guarantees that authors are informed of the decision to publish within three weeks of submission of the paper. The author keeps a right to re-publish the paper in expanded form in a standard academic journal later but the authorship rights are already protected by unique DOI code from publication with Critical Housing Analysis.

More information on the publisher standards and previous articles published in Critical Housing Analysis are available at

Potential contributors should submit an abstract to and by 27 March 2020. The deadline for submission of full papers to the Special Issue is mid-September 2020. The issue is planned to be released in December 2020.