Multiply the types of trade-offs that come with Airbnb across an entire neighborhood and what we are left with is Hipster Disney World—one that looks and maybe feels “authentic,” but one that has stopped functioning as a neighborhood is supposed to.
Airbnb’s racism problem is much bigger than a few racist hosts.
David Robinson
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If you want to actually understand the roots of what a functioning neighborhood even is you would be wise to read the works of Jane Jacobs and Christopher Alexander. You will need this understanding to prevent their rot and death.

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