Short-Term Lets - Big Data and Policy
- Tuesday 8 November 2022
- 10:00 - 13:00 (GMT)
- The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE GET DIRECTIONS
Join us at this UBDC / CaCHE joint hybrid workshop to discuss new regulations and the future of short term lets in Scotland.
A new licensing scheme for short-term lets came into effect in Scotland on 1 October 2022. Through the new scheme, the Scottish Government aims to 'ensure consistent safety standards while reinforcing the positive reputation of Scottish tourism and hospitality'. The change is also intended to address concerns raised by residents about the impact of short-term let properties on their local communities.
This conference is comprised of two sessions: the first will look at short-term lets using big data; while the second will focus on policy approaches and the regulation of short-term lets, within the broader context of reforms to the private rented sector in Scotland.
9:45 – 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome
10:10– 11:20 Understanding Short-Term Letting through Big Data
Tech, real estate, and hospitality: the consolidation of temporary rentals - Agustín Cocola-Grant, Marie Curie Fellow at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, and researcher at the Centre of Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon
Exploring the impacts of rising Short Term lets on Housing - Dr Yang Wang, Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow
11:20 – 11:40 Coffee
11:40 – 12:50 Policy Approaches for Short-Term Letting Panel
Prof Ken Gibb, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow (Chair)
Dr John Boyle, Rettie and Co.
Louise Dickens, Louise Dickens Edinburgh
Additional panellists TBC
12:50 – 13:00 Closing remarks
Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.
This event is jointly organised by Urban Big Data Centre and UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence.