Great Read Roundup: Disruption, Construction, & Reinvention

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career.

Airbnb Is Screwing Over New York’s Vulnerable Neighborhoods

(8 minute read)

Why it matters: What role does Airbnb have in gentrification? What happens to the housing market in lower-income communities when housing goes short-term rental? Learn a bit more about how this disruptive approach to tourist housing is hitting real estate markets and local communities.

Robots are Preparing to fill 200,000 Vacant Construction Jobs

(5 minute read)

Why it matters: Yes, the robots are going to build homes. No, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, there are significant labor shortages in certain types of construction jobs. Take a look at how AI is taking the stage to bring some much needed productivity to the building industry.

3 A Bid to Solve California’s Housing Crisis Could Redraw How Cities Grow

(11 minute read)

Why it matters: Cities with profound housing affordability problems are looking for ways to alleviate the crush without gutting the character of a city. But should a state be able to override metropolitan zoning? Is clearing the way for more housing by transit the solution? Could this be a way to increase socioeconomic diversity and reduce homelessness? Get a glimpse into the debate in this considered piece from WIRED.

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